Tesla is voluntarily recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs worldwide because its rear row seats may fail to lock properly in the event of a crash. The recall involves vehicles made between October 28, 2016 to August 16, 2017, and Tesla believes only 3 percent of those cars actually exhibit the defect.
On Thursday afternoon, Tesla emailed its Model X customers to inform them that "a small number of cables in the second row fold-flat seats" may need adjustment and that the company will address 100 percent of the repairs.
The issue surfaced during recent internal testing, although there haven't been any reported accidents. "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 wrote in the email.
This is the second time Tesla has issued a recall for its cars this year -- in April, 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles were recalled for a potential parking brake issue.
Read below for the full email and share your thoughts in the comments:
We are emailing to inform you of a proactive action Tesla is taking to ensure your safety as a Model X owner. During recent internal testing, Tesla determined that a small number of cables in the second row fold-flat seats in some 2016 and 2017 Model X vehicles may need to be adjusted. 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. We are doing this out of an abundance of caution, because even though we have never seen ...
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