Tesla is recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs over an issue with the second row of seats. Although Tesla has not received reports of any issues or accidents relating to this condition, we will be inspecting the affected customers' cars so that we can confirm whether any adjustment is needed. During internal tests, the company found that poorly-adjusted cables connected to the driver's side second-row seat yanked it forward during a crash. The company issued notices to 90,000 Model S sedan owners for possible seatblet defects back in 2015, another for 2,700 Model X SUVs in 2016 for a third-row seat problem, and one for 53,000 S and Model X SUV earlier this year over potential parking brake issues. Tesla said it believes only 3 per cent of the recalled vehicles are affected by the issue, and a company spokesperson said it hasn't received any reports of accidents or injuries.
The recall affects Tesla Model X vehicles across the globe, and if your auto is on the list then you should have already been notified by the firm - if not you might need to check your spam folder and missed calls list, just to be sure.
The company added that it can address all of the needed repairs with its mobile fix service.
Tesla's shares were little changed at $355.64 in extended trading on Thursday. The company estimates that only around three percent of 2016 and 2017 Model X vehicles could suffer from the problem. Owners can stake their cars to a Tesla Service Center if they prefer.
The voluntary recall comes at a time when investors and Wall Street seem divided about the prospects for the green automaker.
Tesla had a great appreciation for Model X design. Customers can choose to use the mobile service or to visit a service center, but either way, no new parts are necessary.
The Palo Alto, Calif. -based company started informing customers via email about the recall which covers Model X SUVs that have a fold flat down row of back seats and were produced from October 28, 2016, to August 16 of 2017. The issue was discovered during an internal testing.