The recall affects Tesla Model X vehicles that were equipped with fold-flat second-row seats, according to the Los Angeles Times. The SUVs were manufactured from Oct. 28, 2016, to Aug. 16, 2017.
Tesla says certain cables in affected seats may not have been tightened correctly, which prevents the left seat from locking in an upright position. If this occurs, the seat could move forward during a crash, the automaker said.
“During recent internal testing, Tesla determined that a small number of cables in the second row fold-flat seats in some 2016 and 2017 Model X vehicles may need to be adjusted,” Tesla said. “Although Tesla has not received reports of any issues or accidents relating to this condition, we will be conducting a voluntary recall to inspect the affected vehicles and confirm whether any adjustment is needed.”
Tesla has estimated that only about 3% of the recalled Model X SUVs have the problem.
The automaker 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.