Tesla announces recall for 11,000 Model X due to seat cable issue

Tesla Motors has announced recall of 11,000 Model X vehicles to fix a seat cable issue. The voluntary recall involves Model X SUVs manufactured between October 28, 2016 and August 16, 2017. Tesla informed that as per their estimate, only 3 percent of recalled vehicles have an issue with the seat cable.

The company informed that some seat cables have been improperly tightened and this could prevent the seat from locking in an upright position. Tesla added that the company has not received any issues or accident related to this problem. The issue was discovered during an internal testing.

Tesla informed that fixing the issue would not need more than 10 minutes. Customers can visit Tesla service center to fix the issue or they can use Tesla mobile repair service.

In its official statement, Tesla 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 is facing competition from Chevrolet Bolt EV in the U.S. market. The company recently admitted that it could face delays with delivery of Model 3 electric vehicles. Tesla stock has outperformed during the current year as investors are confident that the company would make strong sales for Model 3.