Tesla announces recall for 11000 Model X due to seat cable issue


The issue was traced to a latch that could cause the seat on the left side of the second row to fall forward in the event of an crash.

The recall involves vehicles built with fold-flat second row seats, and only affects vehicles made between October 28, 2016 to August 16, 2017. Tesla has not received reports of any issues or accidents relating to the problem, it said.

Owners of impacted units will be notified by Tesla.

Repairs of the seats will be undertaken by Tesla's new mobile service.

Tesla added it could address all of the needed repairs with its mobile fix service. As it has in the past, the company says the voluntarily recall is being "out of an abundance of caution".

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The automaker began informing customers about the recall Thursday.

Only 3% of the recalled vehicles have the issue, said Tesla.

National Road Traffic Security Administration, Tesla Model X has achieved good grades in independently conducted security tests, but test result indicated that some cables in rear seats should be adjusted.

According to Tesla, some cables in the seat might have been improperly tightened, which prevents the left seat from locking in an upright position, and tends to makes it move forward during a crash.

The company recalled 90,000 Model S sedans worldwide in 2015 over a possible defect in the front seat belt assembly and a year earlier had recalled 29,222 of the same model over a charging defect that posed a fire hazard. We can address 100% of these repairs via mobile service, and you will have the choice to do that or to bring in your vehicle to a Service Center.