WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 13, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
RECALL Subject: Third Row Seat may Collapse Under Load
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V192000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2,666
All Products Associated with this Recall
Manufacturer: Tesla Motors, Inc.
Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain model year 2016 Model X vehicles manufactured September 29, 2015, to March 30, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the third row seat back may move forward under load such as in a frontal collision. As such, the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems.”
If the third row seat does not remain in its adjusted position, there may be an increased risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.
Tesla will notify owners, and dealers will replace all affected third row seats, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2016. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-844-248-3752 or by email at ServiceHelpNA@teslamotors.com. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-16-13-003
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.