The recall only affects Model X’s with second-row fold-flat seats built between October 28th, 2016 and August 16th, 2017, and the company estimates that only 3 percent of vehicles sold experience the issue. Any of Tesla’s SUVs with single-post seats aren’t affected. During internal tests, the company found that poorly-adjusted cables connected to the driver’s side second-row seat yanked it forward during a crash. Tesla hasn’t received any reports of this happening to Model X owners, but is issuing the recall based on its research.
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. Until then, the company suggests not stacking two adults in the center and behind-driver seats in the second row.