San Francisco: Tesla Inc.is recalling about 11,000 Model X sport utility vehicles due to possible issues with their second-row fold-flat seats. The automaker recalled 2,700 Model X vehicles in April 2016 because the third-row seats could move if there were an accident.
The recall involves vehicles built with fold-flat second row seats, and only affects vehicles made between October 28, 2016 to August 16, 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 has promised to make all changes with the help of mobile vans, which will be home of the owner of the Model X.
Internal testing revealed that cables in second-row fold-flat seats in 2016 and 2017 model year vehicles might need to be adjusted to "ensure the safety" of those riding inside, a Tesla spokesperson said in an email response to an AFP inquiry.
The company started to inform customers about the recall on Thursday.
Tesla says it's not aware of any reports of injuries from the issue, which was discovered during internal testing, the AP reports.
In the meantime, Tesla said that impacted owners could still drive their Model X, but the company asks them to "temporarily" avoid having two adults sit in the second row left and center seats at the same time. It added that there had been no reported issues or accidents related to the problem.