Model X Recall Leading To Service Delays

Model X Recall Leading To Service Delays

Tesla Asks You To Not Sit In The Back (3rd Row) While The Model X Is In Motion Until A Seat Replacement Is Made

Tesla Asks You To Not Sit In The Back (3rd Row) While The Model X Is In Motion Until A Seat Replacement Is Made

As we reported earlier this month, Tesla issued a voluntary recall for all Model X SUVs (2,700 or so) produced before March 26. The recall is due to a defective hinge in the third-row seats.

While Tesla works to repair affected Model X, some other Tesla owners have been reporting service delay issues.

Could it be that these Model X recall repairs are leading to much longer wait times for other Tesla owners to get service done on their cars? It appears as though that may be the case in some areas in the U.S.

Last week, Maya Kazan took to Twitter to ask Tesla CEO Elon Musk if the X recall was affecting service times. Musk responded by stating:

"Temporary spike in some areas due to X 3rd row seat recall. Should be sorted by June."

If you happen to be in one of the areas with a "temporary spike," then hopefully your Tesla doesn't require major service or, if it does, then we'd hope that Tesla at least provides a loaner during this extended waiting period for service.