Tesla recalls 11000 Tesla Model X SUVs

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Tesla has announced plans to recall roughly 11,000 Model X SUVs worldwide due to an issue with the rear seats, which could potentially fail to lock into place, according to the Associated Press.

Therefore, the company chose to withdrew 11 thousand of cars produced in the period from 28 October 2016 to 1 September 2017 for additional settings and cable replacement. The automaker said the affected part could lead to the seats falling forward as a result of an accident.

In messages sent to Model X owners, Tesla offered to tend to inspecting and adjusting seats using its mobile service, giving an option of bringing vehicles into service centers.

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 fault was detected during internal testing conducted by the company.

Tesla said some cables in the seat may have been improperly tightened, which prevents the left seat from locking in an upright position.

Any affected owner can take their vehicle to a dealer or contact Tesla's mobile fix unit.

It is the second time the model has been recalled because of problems with the seats. It added that there had been no reported issues or accidents related to the problem.

"We are doing this out of an abundance of caution, because even though we have never seen it happen, if the cable is not properly adjusted, the seat back on the left side of the second row seats could move forward during a crash", Tesla wrote in the email.

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