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Tesla Recalls 11,000 Model X For Seat Issue: Here's What You Should Know

14 October 2017, 9:43 am EDT By Harsh Soni Tech Times
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Tesla Inc. is reportedly recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs worldwide due to the problem inside their rear seats, which might not lock into place. This issue might compromise the safety of the car, according to Tesla.

The Model X recall includes Model X SUV with fold-flat second-row seats, which were manufactured between Oct. 28, 2016 and Aug. 16, 2017. Tesla claims that only about 3 percent of the recalled SUVs are having the rear seat fold issue.

Tesla Model X SUV Fold-Flat Second-Row Seat Issue

According to the Tesla, some cables within the rear seat could have been improperly tightened that prevented the left seat from locking in an upright position. If it's not properly locked, it might move forward during a crash, which is a big safety issue.

"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," Tesla told CNBC. "Although the Tesla has not received reports of any issues or accidents relating to this condition, we will be conducting a voluntary recall to inspect the affected vehicles and confirm whether any adjustment is needed."

How To Get Model X Repair

Tesla has started informing customers about the recall on Thursday. It now offers free repairs either through its mobile service — a service van — or at its service center. The Model X Owners can take their vehicle to a dealer for repairs or contact Tesla's mobile repair units.

Tesla has also cleared on how much it will take to repair your Model X. In an email, to its customers' drivers were reassured that the Tesla Model X seat repair would take less than ten minutes to full repair.

However, this is not the first time when the Tesla has issued a recall with the car firm previously issuing a recall of 53,000 of its cars due to a faulty gear in the parking breaks from a third party supplier. Previously Model S airbags have also been replaced due to the industry-wide Takata recall that is now 40 percent complete.

Tesla's Next Move?

On the other hand, Tesla last week claimed that it was delaying the planned unveiling of an electric transport truck to step up production of its Model 3 sedan and to produce batteries for storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. The car manufacturer has also announced that it has raised the production of Model S and Model X vehicles to 26,150 vehicles. The company has also predicted that it would deliver 100,000 of the luxury models in 2017, which a third more than in 2016.

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