Tesla to recall 11,000 Model X SUVs because of seat issue

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Tesla Inc is recalling 11,000 Model X sport utility vehicles globally because of malfunctioning locking mechanism in their rear seats that raises the danger of the seats falling forward in an accident.

Tesla stated on Thursday a small amount of cables in the second row fold-flat seats in some Model X cars, made in between October 28, 2016 and August 16, 2017, might need to be adjusted to repair the problem.

The company, headed by Elon Musk, said about 3 percent of the recalled vehicles may have the problem, which was found during internal testing.

Tesla said it was unaware of reports of any problems or accidents associated with the problem.

Tesla had recalled 2,700 Model X SUVs in the United States in April 2016 because of a defective locking hinge in the third-row seats.

The company recalled 90,000 Model S sedans globally in 2015 over a possible problem in the front seat belt assembly and a year previously had recalled 29,222 of the exact same model over a charging defect that positioned a fire risk.

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