Tesla Motors Australia Pty Ltd — Tesla Model X
What are the defects?
Airbag deployments in right hand drive Model X vehicles are commanded by the vehicle’s restraint control module (RCM), which requires a valid occupant classification value to deploy the passenger front airbag. In this vehicle the RCM doesn't receive a value that it recognises as valid so it will not deploy the passenger front airbag in the event of a crash.
What are the hazards?
Non-deployment of the passenger front airbag in a crash may increase the risk of injury to the front passenger.
What should consumers do?
Tesla will send "over the air" update with the corrected firmware. Customers should simply accept the over-the-air software update they receive. When accepting the firmware update, the customer can choose to install the update immediately or schedule the firmware update to be installed later. Tesla strongly recommends to accept the software update immediately.
All Tesla stores based in Australia
- 20 January 2017 - 9 June 2017