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Tesla issues recall for 11,000 Model X SUVs

By in Press Enterprise on October 13, 2017

By The Associated Press

DETROIT >> Tesla is recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs worldwide because their rear seats might not lock into place.

The recall involves vehicles with fold-flat second row seats made between Oct. 28, 2016, and Aug. 16, 2017. Tesla believes only about 3 percent of the recalled vehicles have the issue.

Tesla says some cables in the seat may have been improperly tightened, which prevents the left seat from locking in an upright position. If it’s not properly locked, it could move forward during a crash.

The automaker says it has seen no reports of injuries from the issue, which was discovered during internal testing. Tesla is based in Palo Alto, but operates a design center in Hawthorne. CEO Elon Musk also owns Hawthorne-based private rocket-builder SpaceX.

Tesla began informing customers about the recall Thursday. Owners can take their Model X to a dealer for repairs or contact Tesla’s mobile repair units.


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