Tesla Set to Recall 11,000 Model X SUVs Because of a Seat Issue


Tesla Inc, the electric carmaker, is recalling 11,000 Model X sport utility vehicles worldwide because of a faulty locking mechanism in their rear seats that increased the risk of the seats falling forward in a crash.

On Thursday, Tesla said that a small number of cables in the second row fold-flat seats in some Model X vehicles that were manufactured between October 28, 2016, and August 16, 2017, may require adjustments to fix the issue.

The company, which is run by Elon Musk, announced that around 3% of the recalled vehicles might have the said issue, which was discovered during internal testing.

Tesla stated that it had not yet received reports of any accidents or issues that are related to the problem.

In April 2016, Palo Alto, a Tesla that is based in California, had recalled 2,700 Model X SUVs in the United States due to of a faulty locking hinge in the third-row seats.

In 2015, the company recalled 90,000 Model S sedans worldwide due to a possible defect in the front seat belt assembly and in 2014 had recalled 29,222 of the same model because of a charging defect that posed a fire hazard.

On Thursday, the shares of Tesla were little changed at $355.64 in extended trading.