The automaker has issued a voluntary recall, which will apply to 11,000 Model X vehicles it would like to inspect - though it believes only 3 percent of those cars actually exhibit the issue.
The electric auto maker emailed Tesla customers on Thursday regarding the recall, stating that "a small number of cables in the second row fold-flat seats" may need to be adjusted. It should be noted that Tesla has not received any reports of this happening in customer cars - it discovered the problem during internal testing.
The California company says that the recall affects Model Xs fitted with a flat-folding second row that were built between October 26, 2016, and August 16, 2017.
An improperly adjusted cable could cause the seat back to move in a crash.
Tesla began informing customers about the recall Thursday. In the past two months, we have conducted roughly 40% of the Takata airbag recall repairs via mobile service, and customer satisfaction results for our mobile service offering are consistently above 97%. Tesla Model X owners can take their vehicle to a dealer for repairs or reach out to Tesla's mobile fix units. There are no parts required for this inspection, and the adjustment will take only about 10 minutes to complete.
Tesla is taking a proactive action to ensure the safety of some of Model X owners who may need an adjustment to their second row seat. We can address 100% of these repairs via mobile service, and you will have the choice to do that or to bring in your vehicle to a Service Center. Until then, there is no issue with continuing to drive your Model X. We just ask that you temporarily avoid having two adults sit in the second row left and center seating positions at the same time.