Tesla has been forced to recall another car again. First of all they had to recall the Model S due to problems with the seat belt mountings, but now they have had to recall the Model X due to an issue with the rear seats. The problem with the seats appears to be that they fold forwards in an accident therefore crushing the passengers. Tesla issued a statement saying: “The recliner, which is provided to us by an outside supplier, is the locking hinge that allows the third row seat back to fold forward, and if a recliner were to slip during a crash, the seat back could move forward.”
There have been no reports of this happening on the roads, only through controlled testing by Tesla. The issue is said to affect only 2600 Model X’s built before March 26th. Model X owners should expect to be contacted by Tesla with how to proceed.
This issue comes after Tesla were forced to recall over 90,000 Model S’ after it was found that the seat belt mounting was faulty in November last year. it also comes after the massive success of the Model 3 with over 325,000 orders coming in for the BMW 3 series rival.