Tesla recalls nearly 30,000 Model Xs because of airbag deployment errors
Tesla recently recall the Model X SUV for a problem with its limited control module that can cause front passengers air bag for deployment “in an unintended configuration” during low-speed crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said 29,348 vehicles from the 2021 to 2023 model years are affected.
The automaker discovered the issue in late October when testing the current Model X for compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). During testing, the vehicle’s seat belt deployment logic didn’t work as expected, leading to further tests and ultimately this recall.
The interesting thing is recall confirmation says the problem involves a 3 or 6 year old front passenger not wearing their seat belt and in the wrong position. Although that situation alone raises questions – children are always safer in the back seat. Tesla said it was “not aware of any” guarantee claim, scene report, collision, injury or death related to this condition.”
While the problem sounds serious, Tesla’s fix is simple. It began releasing software updates over-the-air earlier this week to affected vehicles and will mail it to owners mid-January 2023. If you own a Model X and have questions Regarding the recall, you can call Tesla customer service for advice. More information.