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Tesla is recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs for a safety issue

by Danny Zepeda | October 12, 2017October 12, 2017 2:30 pm PST

Tesla is recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs worldwide due to an issue in which the backseats might not lock into place.

The recall affects the fold-flat second-row seats in the back of units manufactured between October 28, 2016, and August 16, 2017. Tesla is saying the issue involves the unintentional tightening of some cables in the seat that may prevent the seat from locking into place.

Tesla believes only 3-percent of recalled cars are affected by the issue, but the wide-scale recall is for precautionary reasons. So far, no accidents have resulted from the issue.

Owners of these cars are already being contacted by Tesla and can take their cars to dealers for the repairs.

The recall is just a continuation of Tesla’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month. So far it has had to delay the unveiling of its electric semi truck to next month, dealt with various Model 3 production bottlenecks and even suffered the embarrassment of an employee trying to sell their early production version of the Model 3 for an absurd amount.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...