Around 11,000 Tesla Model X SUVs are being recalled by the electric vehicle maker after it found that a badly fitted cable, connected to the driver's side rear seat, means the seat might not lock in place, and could be pulled forward in the event of a crash.

Tesla says that it hasn't had any reports of issues relating to the seat problem, but will be conducting a voluntary recall.

The company informed that some seat cables have been improperly tightened and this could prevent the seat from locking in an upright position.

Tesla said it noticed the issue during recent internal testing.

Thankfully, the fix is easy: Just take your Model X into a service center or use Tesla's mobile repair service and a technician will adjust the cable correctly, which takes all of 10 minutes.

"We can address 100 per cent of these repairs via mobile service, and customers will have the choice to do that or to bring their vehicle into a Service Centre".

Tesla is taking a proactive action to ensure the safety of some of Model X owners who may need an adjustment to their second row seat. The company estimates that only around three percent of 2016 and 2017 Model X vehicles could suffer from the problem.

The voluntary recall comes at a time when investors and Wall Street seem divided about the prospects for the green automaker.

What Owners Should Do: Tesla will begin notifying owners today. Any of Tesla's SUVs with single-post seats aren't affected. Note that this issue only affects Model X with fold-flat second row seats built between October 28, 2016 and August 16, 2017 and does not affect any vehicles with monopost seats.


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