The recall solely impacts Mannequin X’s with second-row fold-flat seats constructed between October 28th, 2016 and August 16th, 2017, and the corporate estimates that solely three p.c of automobiles bought expertise the difficulty. Any of Tesla’s SUVs with single-post seats aren’t affected. Throughout inside exams, the corporate discovered that poorly-adjusted cables linked to the motive force’s aspect second-row seat yanked it ahead throughout a crash. Tesla hasn’t acquired any reviews of this occurring to Mannequin X homeowners, however is issuing the recall based mostly on its analysis.
Fortunately, the repair is simple: Simply take your Mannequin X right into a service heart or use Tesla’s cell restore service and a technician will alter the cable accurately, which takes all of 10 minutes. Till then, the corporate suggests not stacking two adults within the heart and behind-driver seats within the second row.