Recall on leading electric car maker's new vehicle
TESLA has recalled some of its gullwing Model X models due to problems with the rear seats.
About 90 of the vehicles are affected, sold between October 27 last year and October 11 this year.
According to the Product Safety Australia recall notice the rear seat back may move forward during a crash.
"On certain 2016 and 2017 Model X with fold-flat second row seats, the left-side fold-flat second row seat may have a misadjusted cable that controls the recliner mechanisms,” the notice says.
"These seats have integrated three-point safety belts, and seats in this condition may not fully comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 207/210.
"On affected vehicles, the second row left seat contains two recliner mechanisms. These two recliners are released by cables that include in-line cable length adjusters. During seat assembly, recliner cable adjustment may have been set when the recliners were not fully latched. If this occurred, the resulting cable adjustment could be too tight, preventing one of the recliners from fully latching.”
Tesla says it will will email or phone owners.
The vehicles need to be retured to a dealership for a free inspection and adjustment of the cable.