Tesla Is Recalling 11000 Model X SUVs Due to a Seat Issue

Tesla Recalls 11000 Model X SUVs Over Possible Seat Issue

Tesla Recalls 11000 Model X SUVs Over Possible Seat Issue

The automaker has issued a voluntary recall, which will apply to 11,000 Model X vehicles it would like to inspect - though it believes only 3 percent of those cars actually exhibit the issue.

Internal testing revealed that cables in second-row fold-flat seats in 2016 and 2017 model year vehicles might need to be adjusted to "ensure the safety" of those riding inside, a Tesla spokesperson said in an email response to an AFP inquiry. Tesla has not received reports of any issues or accidents relating to the problem, it said.

No incidents have been reported by customers, but the company is offering free repairs either through its mobile service or at a service center.

The recall affects any Tesla Model X with fold-flat second row seats that were produced between October 28, 2016, and August 16, 2017, the AP reports.

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. Tesla estimates the fix will take approximately 10 minutes. 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.

The issue lies within the cables connected to that seat. Model X has received the highest rating in every category and subcategory in independent safety tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and we continue to conduct our own internal testing to ensure that Model X remains the safest SUV in the world. Thank you for being a Tesla customer and we apologize for this inconvenience.