Tesla has announced the recall of 2,700 Model X crossover vehicles in order to fix an issue with the third row seat, which can fold forward and unlatch itself during an accident. Tesla discovered the issue during internal testing and thankfully it hasn’t received any reports of injuries or accidents due to the faulty rear seats.
Tesla discovered the issue during safety tests leading up to the Model X’s arrival in Europe. Tesla did the same tests before launching the Model X in the United States, but at that time the issue wasn’t revealed. It’s worth noting, that unlike the first and second row of seats, the third row isn’t manufactured by Tesla. Instead the third row seats are built by Futuris. Futuris is going to cover the cost of the manufacturing defect.
Right now it is crucial for Tesla to ramp up production of the Tesla Model X, since the initial production was delayed several times. Tesla says that it is now producing up to 750 Model X crossovers a week. Tesla will fix the 2,700 Model X crossovers over the next five weeks.
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