According to NHTSA, in late December of 2021, Tesla found a potential problem with how the side front-row curtain airbags deploy. This problem appeared to affect several Model X vehicles produced during the 2021 and 2022 model years. After further examining the component structures and test parameters that correlated directly with airbag deployment positioning, Tesla conducted another test to see if the Evs also failed to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 255.
Tesla Model X Recall
According to Auto Evolution, after the initial airbag findings were reported late last year, the Conformity of Production team confirmed Tesla’s findings in early March 2022. These tests concluded that some of the side front-row curtain airbags were not operating according to compliance regulations. After reviewing the test results from the Conformity of Production, Tesla failed to come up with a potential solution – forcing the company to recall 7,289 Model X vehicles.
Drivers of Model X vehicles from the years 2021 and 2022 can have the side front-row curtain airbags replaced free of charge. The new replacement airbags were produced with extended tabs that allow for the airbag to be “rolled with more inboard deployment trajectory.”
How This Recall Impacts Drivers and Passengers
Tesla Model X drivers and passengers who have been involved in accidents may be eligible for damages. If the location of the airbag deployment led to injury, you may be able to file a claim against Tesla. Personal injury attorneys can better assess the damages and determine liability for accident damages. Contact Sandoval & James for help or more information, consultations are free.