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Tesla Model X recalled; 2,700 units affected

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Some 2,700 Tesla Model X crossovers that were delivered before March 26th are being recalled due to a rear seatback flaw. All of them are found in the U.S.

According to Automotive News, during a frontal-crash test using stricter European Union standards (where the Model X is preparing to launch), a latch meant to hold the seat upright collapsed under the weight of a simulated passenger.

Units built after March 26th don’t have that problem. After informing its customers of the defect, Tesla will issue a formal recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In the meantime, affected Model X owners are urged not to allow passengers in the third-row seats until they can be replaced.