Tesla Motors Australia Pty Ltd — Tesla Model X (MY2016 and MY2017)

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
see VIN list attached

What are the defects?

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. These seats have integrated 3-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.

What are the hazards?

If this condition were to occur, the seat back may move forward during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

What should consumers do?

Tesla will email (and/or call) owners of affected cars. Owners will be requested to visit a Tesla Service Centre for a vehicle inspection and adjustment of the cable that controls the recliner mechanism of the left-side fold flat second row seat, if required. The inspection and adjustment will be carried out free of charge.

Traders who sold this product

Tesla stores

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 27 October 2016 - 11 October 2017

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
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