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Seat issue sparks Tesla Model X Recall

89 Tesla Model X SUVs to be recalled in Australia

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Owners of Tesla Model X SUVs are being contacted by the electric car manufacturer after a possible issue with the rear seat was identified.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and involves a total of 89 Model X vehicles sold in Australia between the 28th of October 2016 and the 1st of September 2017.

Related: Airbag fault recall for Tesla Model X

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The recall notice advises that on certain 2016 and 2017 Model X vehicles with fold-flat second row seats, the left-side fold-flat second row seat may have a misadjusted cable that controls the recliner mechanisms.

These seats have integrated 3-point safety belts, and seats in this condition may not fully comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 207/210.

On affected vehicles, the second row left seat contains two recliner mechanisms.

These two recliners are released by cables that include in-line cable length adjusters.

During seat assembly, recliner cable adjustment may have been set when the recliners were not fully latched.

If this occurred, the resulting cable adjustment could be too tight, preventing one of the recliners from fully latching.

What are the hazards?

If this condition were to occur, the seat back may move forward during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What should affected Tesla owners do?

Tesla will email (and/or call) owners of affected cars and are requested to visit a Tesla Service Centre for a vehicle inspection and adjustment of the cable that controls the recliner mechanism of the left-side fold flat second row seat, if required.

The inspection and adjustment will be carried out free of charge.

Related: 2017 Tesla Model X P100D Review

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