Tesla recalling 11000 Model X SUVs for seat issue


(TSLA) is recalling about 11,000 Model X sport utility vehicles due to possible issues with their second-row fold-flat seats. SUVs with single-post seats are not affected.

Fixing the issue is as simple as adjusting the cables correctly, which requires no additional parts.

Tesla announced early this month that it missed its production target for the Model 3 sedan, the first mid-priced electric vehicle for the mass market in its lineup.

There has been no real-life example of the defect but Tesla says it was discovered during testing, adding that it had voluntarily decided on the recall "out of an abundance of caution".

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The company started to inform customers about the recall on Thursday.

Tesla recalls tend to be voluntary, and its latest is no exception. There haven't been any reports of seat issues in the field.

The Elon Musk-founded automaker says that the Model X problem is the result of cables within the seat that have not been properly tightened. Tesla estimates the fix will take approximately 10 minutes. Unlike the Model S and Model X, which are luxury cars made for profit margin not volume, Tesla is planning on churning out hundreds of thousands of Model 3s to work through its massive pre-order backlog. "We just ask that you temporarily avoid having two adults sit in the second row left and center seating positions at the same time". Model X has received the highest rating in every category and subcategory in independent crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and we are committed to ensuring that Model X remains the safest SUV in the world.