Tesla re­call over rear seats

San Francisco Chronicle - - BUSINESS -

Tesla is re­call­ing 11,000 Model X sport util­ity ve­hi­cles 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. 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 Palo Alto au­tomaker says it has seen no re­ports of in­juries from the is­sue, which was dis­cov­ered dur­ing in­ter­nal test­ing. 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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