Tesla recalls more than 9,000 Model X vehicles, and parts of their roofs may fly while the car is in motion.
Electric SUVs have cosmetic trim pieces on the roofs that are uranium attached. Applications have been used for some 2016 Model X companies without the use of a primer, which may come unimpeded over time, and detach from the car, Recall the announcement.
“Although we are not aware of any accidents or injuries in this condition, if the vehicle splits while driving, it will create a road hazard for the following motorists and increase the risk of injury or accident,” Tesla said in a recall notice filed last week with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall covers 9,136 Model X cars manufactured between September 17, 2015 and July 31, 2016, although Tesla estimates that only 10 percent of them have misused trim, recall records show.
Tesla says he discovered the problem when he learned of a “field event” involving the 2016 Model X in September. The Silicon Fence vehicle manufacturer did not provide further details about the event, but said it would inspect the affected vehicles and apply for free to those in need.
Tesla announced the issue to its stores and service centers last week and said it would send letters to owners of affected cars.
The number of recall cars equals about 11 percent of the 83,922 vehicles Produced by Tesla The Elon Musk-led company has since significantly increased production and expects to deliver 500,000 vehicles by 2020.
The announcement came a month after Tesla Recalled about 30,000 vehicles in China On top of the suspension issues that the company claims were caused by “driving abuse” more than any defect.
Shares of Tesla traded up 0.8 percent at $ 559.92 as of 7:05 a.m. Wednesday.