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Crash Test Data for 2017 Tesla

Tesla Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
2017 Model X AWD

 

Service Bulletins for 2017 Tesla

2017 TESLA MODEL S
Bulletin Number: SB-15-16-003 R1
It is possible to accidentally break off the aeroshield support tab from the HV Battery. If the tab breaks, the mid aeroshield is not fully supported, reducing the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle. The operation of the HV Battery is no
Bulletin Number: SB-17-10-001
On some Model S vehicles, the leading edge of the glass roof might be a source of wind noise.
Bulletin Number: SB-17-13-002
On some Model S and Model X vehicles, the connection of the hook-and-loop material that secures the seat upholstery to the seat cushion foam might weaken, causing the upholstery to gather and cause wrinkles.
Bulletin Number: SB-17-16-001
The 100 kWh HV battery on some Model S and Model X vehicles could lead to a no-start condition.
Bulletin Number: SB-17-17-002
On some vehicles with 2nd generation Autopilot, the forward facing camera pitch (vertical angle) might be out of the specifications required for some future Autopilot features.
Bulletin Number: SB-17-17-002 R1
On some Model S and Model X vehicles with 2nd generation Autopilot, the forward facing camera pitch (vertical angle) might be out of the specifications required for some future Autopilot features.
Bulletin Number: SB-17-31-002
One or both front stabilizer bar links might be improperly torqued, potentially resulting in a knocking sound while traveling over uneven surfaces.
2017 TESLA MODEL X
Bulletin Number: SB-15-16-003 R1
It is possible to accidentally break off the aeroshield support tab from the HV Battery. If the tab breaks, the mid aeroshield is not fully supported, reducing the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle. The operation of the HV Battery is no
Bulletin Number: SB-16-90-003 R1
Describes how to retrofit the towing package.
Bulletin Number: SB-16-90-003 R2
Describes how to retrofit the towing package.
Bulletin Number: SB-17-11-001
Water may enter the door latches or cinching actuators on the rear (Falcon Wing) doors. If the vehicle is then parked outdoors in freezing conditions, the water can freeze, potentially interfering with opening or cinching closed until the v
Bulletin Number: SB-17-13-002
On some Model S and Model X vehicles, the connection of the hook-and-loop material that secures the seat upholstery to the seat cushion foam might weaken, causing the upholstery to gather and cause wrinkles.
Bulletin Number: SB-17-15-003
Some 5-seat Model X vehicles do not have the trunk gap hider and brackets installed.
Bulletin Number: SB-17-16-001
The 100 kWh HV battery on some Model S and Model X vehicles could lead to a no-start condition.
Bulletin Number: SB-17-17-002 R1
On some Model S and Model X vehicles with 2nd generation Autopilot, the forward facing camera pitch (vertical angle) might be out of the specifications required for some future Autopilot features.
Bulletin Number: SB-17-31-002
One or both front stabilizer bar links might be improperly torqued, potentially resulting in a knocking sound while traveling over uneven surfaces.

 

Recalls for 2017 Tesla

2017 TESLA MODEL X
NHTSA Campaign ID:SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer:Tesla Motors, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:10/28/2016 - 09/01/2017
Potential Units Affected:4582

Defect Description:

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Model X vehicles. The left-side, second row, reclining seat backs may not fully latch due to having incorrectly adjusted recliner mechanism cables. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems," and 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."

Consequence:

If the seat back moves forward in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

Action:

Tesla will notify owners, and Tesla service technicians will correct the cable adjustment for the left-side, fold-flat, second row, seat recliner mechanism, free of charge. The recall began on November 10, 2017. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-17-13-004.