Tesla just issued a voluntary recall for 11,000 Model X SUVs because the seats could fail in the event of a crash.
The electric car maker emailed Tesla customers on Thursday regarding the recall, stating that “a small number of cables in the second row fold-flat seats” may need to be adjusted. The recall affects Model X SUVs built between October 28, 2016 and September 1, 2017.
The issue was traced to a latch that could cause the seat on the left side of the second row to fall forward in the event of an crash.
Tesla said it noticed the issue during recent internal testing. There haven’t been any reports of seat issues in the field.
“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 Model X SUVs due to problems with the seats’ latch. The automaker recalled 2,700 Model X vehicles in April 2016 because the third-row seats could move if there were an accident.
Tesla said it can make the adjustment using its mobile service vans so that customers don’t have to take the SUV into a service center.
“Until then, there is no issue with continuing to drive your Model X,” Tesla wrote in the email. “We just ask that you temporarily avoid having two adults sit in the second row left and center seating positions at the same time.”
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