It is not the first time that Tesla has recalled its products from the consumer market. Previously, the company is reported to have recalled and it is done voluntarily its Roadster, Model S and charging cable.
Recently the company is reported to have voluntarily recalling 2700 units of its Model X due to a flaw in the third row seats which may be dangerous in case if accident happens. Owners will be contacted further to schedule replacements which should be completed in the next five weeks. In the meantime, the company advised them not to use the third row seat until it is replaced.
The issue was found out while doing seat strength tests before releasing Model X in the European market. Apparently, the locking hinge sometimes will fail to allow the rear seat to fold forward and therefore if there is an accident, there is a possibility that the back seat will go down. Unfortunately, it never happened before on the Model X that has been purchased in the market and as prevention, the company is recalling its vehicles to do a replacement of the back seat. This will not affect Model X which made after March 26 as the replacement has already been done.
Tesla outsources the back seats to a manufacturing partner, Futuris. It seems that this incident will not affect the relationship of the two companies as well as the production of Model X. The two companies will continue to work together to come up with new design to be installed in the car model and about 750 (or more) units of Model X is released from the factory weekly which sums up to a total of nearly 30,000 orders to be cleared this year.