Tesla Motors is recalling 2,666 2016 model-year Model X battery-electric SUVs so the company can replace faulty third-row seats, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.
The vehicles at issue were manufactured from Sept. 29, 2015, to March 30 of this year. In these SUVs, the third-row seat back may move forward under load, such as during a frontal collision. This condition isn’t in compliance with federal safety standards.
If a third-row seat doesn’t remain in its adjusted position, there’s a greater chance of occupant injury during a crash, NHTSA said.
Tesla will replace all affected third-row seats, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin this month.
Vehicle owners can reach Tesla customer service at (844) 248-3752 or by email at ServiceHelpNA@teslamotors.com. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-16-13-003.