Tesla is reviewing in excess of 9,000 Model X vehicles over worries that pieces of their rooftops could take off while the vehicle is moving.
The electric SUVs have bits of restorative trim on their rooftops that are appended with urethane. The appliques were applied to exactly 2016 Model X’s without utilizing groundwork, which can make them unhinge over the long haul and possibly withdraw from the vehicle, as indicated by a review notice.
“While we don’t know about any mishaps or wounds coming about because of this condition, if the applique isolates from the vehicle while in drive, it could make a street peril for following drivers and increment their danger of injury or an accident,” Tesla said in the review notice recorded a week ago with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The review covers 9,136 Model X vehicles made between Sept. 17, 2015, and July 31, 2016, however Tesla assesses just 10% of them have trim that was erroneously applied, review records show.
Tesla says it found the issue in September when it educated of a “field occasion” including a 2016 Model X with missing trim. The Silicon Valley automaker didn’t give additional insights regarding that occasion, however it said it will examine influenced vehicles and apply preliminary to those that need it for nothing out of pocket.
Tesla advised its stores and administration focuses about the issue a week ago and will send letters to proprietors of the influenced vehicles, as indicated by the review notice.
The quantity of vehicles in the review is identical to about 11 percent of the 83,922 vehicles that Tesla delivered in 2016. The Elon Musk-drove organization has fundamentally increase creation from that point forward and hopes to convey 500,000 vehicles in 2020.
The notification came about a month after Tesla reviewed around 30,000 vehicles in China over potential suspension issues, which the organization allegedly guaranteed were brought about by “driver misuse” instead of any deformity.