Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Tesla to recall 11000 Model X SUVs due to seat issue

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Preston Stone | 13 October, 2017, 07:25

It should be noted that it already the second case when recall cars Tesla Model X problems with the seat.

According to the American electric automaker, only about three percent of the recalled vehicles are expected to have issues, which involves incorrectly adjusted seat cables on the second-row fold-flat seats.

The electric vehicle maker started taking reservations for its mass-market sedan in March 2016, which is priced at $35,000 (29,824 Euros) to start and is key to the company's plans to expand market share. Note that this issue only affects Model X with fold-flat second row seats built between October 28, 2016 and August 16, 2017 and does not affect any vehicles with monopost seats.

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Actors Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and Ben Affleck during the Justice League autograph signing at Comic-Con International 2017. Jason Mamoa will play Aquaman in Justice League , before getting his own solo-film series, set to begin in 2018.

Palo Alto, California-based Tesla said it would begin alerting customers to the issue Thursday.

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 Model X owners can take their vehicle to a dealer for repairs or reach out to Tesla's mobile fix units.

The company, which is led by Elon Musk, said about 3% of the recalled vehicles may have the issue, which was detected during internal testing. "We just ask that you temporarily avoid having two adults sit in the second row left and center seating positions at the same time". It added that there had been no reported issues or accidents related to the problem.

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