SB-17-13-004 – Second Row Seat Backs may Move in a Crash – 2016-2017 Tesla Model X

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V639
Manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc.
Components SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 4,582


Second Row Seat Backs may Move in a Crash

If the seat back moves forward in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.



Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Model X vehicles. The left-side, second row, reclining seat backs may not fully latch due to having incorrectly adjusted recliner mechanism cables. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems,” and 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”


SB-17-33-002 – Parking Brake may not Apply or Release – 2016 Tesla Model S & Model X

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V260
Manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc.
Potential Number of Units Affected 31,472


Parking Brake may not Release or Fully Apply

If the gear breaks during parking brake release, the vehicle will not be able to be moved. If the gear breaks during parking brake application, the parking brake may not adequately hold the vehicle, potentially resulting in the vehicle rolling, increasing the risk of a crash.



Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles.

The electric parking brake calipers have an internal gear that may be improperly manufactured, possibly resulting in the gear fracturing during parking brake application or release.


Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture – 2012 Tesla Model S

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V023
Manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,997


Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.



Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2012 Model S vehicles sold, or ever registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the frontal air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.