Tesla recalls 2,700 Model X SUVs

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(CNBC) — Tesla is warning owners of its Model X SUV to not have anyone sit in the back of the vehicle until it can replace the third-row seat backs, which could fail in an accident.

The automaker on Monday announced the voluntary recall of 2,700 Model X vehicles built before March 26 at the company’s plant in Fremont, California. Tesla said it knows of no incidents where the hinge for a third-row seat has failed, but after a crash test, it determined the seat backs could collapse forward in some accidents.

“It’s actually with the leverage of weight in the seat pulling it forward. So this would be an example of a front crash where the weight of the passenger seat belted to that seat could cause that latch to fail,” said Jon McNeill, president of sales and service at Tesla.

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