Tesla Model X crossovers recalled for faulty seat mechanism

Lloyd Doyle
October 13, 2017

Tesla instituted another Model X recall Thursday, this time for a safety issue with its second-row seats, which could move forward during a crash.

While Tesla cars have been met with high demand and glowing safety reviews, the Silicon Valley-based firm has struggled to crank models off the assembly line. Tesla believes only about 3 percent of the recalled vehicles have the issue. In the past two months, we have conducted roughly 40% of the Takata airbag recall repairs via mobile service, and customer satisfaction results for our mobile service offering are consistently above 97%.

The recall involves vehicles with fold-flat second row seats made between October 28, 2016, and August 16, 2017. Investors' main concern with Tesla's overall plan is how quickly the company is ramping up production, without all the layers of testing that conventional automakers go through on vehicles.

Bad news for Tesla Model X owners: you might have to spend a little time without your vehicle. We are doing this out of an abundance of caution, because even though we have never seen it happen, if the cable is not properly adjusted, the seat back on the left side of the second row seats could move forward during a crash. Tesla says that only 3% of the recalled vehicles are affected by the issue. Our records show that you own a Model X affected by this voluntary recall.


The issue lies within the cables connected to that seat. There are no parts required for this inspection, and the adjustment will take only about 10 minutes to complete.

Tesla says that around 3 percent of Model Xs are likely to have the improperly tightened cable, but the electric auto firm wants to inspect all 11,000 vehicles built with that second-row setup.

Tesla will be emailing customers with affected models today, and will be arranging service appointments.

Tesla last week also announced that it increased production of Model S and Model X vehicles to an all-time best quarter of 26,150 vehicles, and anticipated it would deliver 100,000 of the luxury models in 2017 - a third more than in 2016.

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