Tesla is recalling 11000 Model X SUVs over seat safety worries

Herbert Rhodes
October 14, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk demonstrates the falcon wing doors on the new Tesla Model X Crossover SUV during a launch event on September 29, 2015 in Fremont, California.Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesTesla just issued a voluntary recall for 11,000 Model X SUVs because the seats could fail in the event of a crash.

According to the auto manufacturer the issue affects three per cent of Model X vehicles that are configured with fold-flat second row seats, that were manufactured during that period of time. The company estimates that only around three percent of 2016 and 2017 Model X vehicles could suffer from the problem.

It said cables in the seat may not have been tightened properly, preventing the left seat from locking in an upright position.

Tesla added it could address all of the needed repairs with its mobile fix service.

In the meantime, Tesla said that impacted owners could still drive their Model X, but the company asks them to "temporarily" avoid having two adults sit in the second row left and center seats at the same time. Tesla added that the company has not received any issues or accident related to this problem.

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This isn't the first recall Tesla has engaged in during the past few years.

Shares of Tesla closed slightly higher Thursday and were little changed in after-hours trading.

"Until then, there is no issue with continuing to drive your Model X", Tesla wrote in the email.

It's important to stress that this recall is voluntary, and that means it can't be too serious. The issue was discovered during an internal testing.

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