Tesla Recalls SUVs For Seat Issue

Posted October 14, 2017

The recall involves vehicles built with fold-flat second row seats, and only affects vehicles made between October 28, 2016 to August 16, 2017.

Tesla said it has not received reports of any issues or accidents relating to the issue.

The Model offered for sale globally is a problem that prevents rear seats of X from locking properly, and that problem will leave passengers vulnerable at a possible accident.

Tesla said it can perform the needed repairs with its mobile fix service, but owners can also take their cars to a Tesla Service Center.

Only about 3 per cent of the electric SUVs being recalled are expected to have issues, which the carmaker said it can correct in about 10 minutes with its mobile service operators.

The voluntary recall comes at a time when investors and Wall Street seem divided about the prospects for the green automaker.

Tesla's shares were little changed at $355.64 in extended trading on Thursday. The problem, which was discovered in internal testing, involves incorrectly adjusted seat cables. Tesla has had larger, more important recalls in the past, with some to do with seatbelt defects, and they've affected far larger numbers, too. We can address 100% of these repairs via mobile service, and you will have the choice to do that or to bring in your auto to a Service Center.

According to the auto manufacturer the issue affects three per cent of Model X vehicles that are configured with fold-flat second row seats, that were manufactured during that period of time.

"Until then, there is no issue with continuing to drive your Model X", Tesla wrote in the email.