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Tesla Recalls Model X SUVs Over Collapsing Seats

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Tesla Motors is recalling 2,700 Model X sport utility vehicles over fears that some of its seats could collapse forward in a crash, the company announced Monday.

Tesla said the new model, which launched late September, may have faulty third-row seats that could fold during an accident, Bloomberg reports.

“Recently, during an internal seat strength test that was conducted prior to the start of Model X deliveries in Europe, the recliner in a third row Model X seat unexpectedly slipped,” Tesla said in an email to affected customers, according to Bloomberg. “Until the recall is performed, you may make full use of your Model X, although we ask that you temporarily not have anyone sit in the third row seats while the car is in use.”

The voluntary recall covers vehicles that were made before March 26. It follows Tesla’s recall of 90,000 Model S sedans in November to check seat belts.

Supplier Futuris SA supplied the Model X’s third-row seats. Tesla expects all replacements to be done within five weeks.


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