SB-16-13-003 – Third Row Seat Recliner Mechanism – 2016 Tesla Model X




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 began on April 20, 2016.

Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-844-248-3752 or by email at [email protected]

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


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