© Reuters. Tesla (TSLA) recalls 30,000 vehicles over airbag issue
By Michael Elkins
According to a company letter filed with regulators, electric vehicle maker Tesla (NASDAQ:) has recalled close to 30,000 model X vehicles after an issue was found that may cause the front passenger airbag to deploy incorrectly.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association said in a letter dated Nov. 17 that calibration of a restraint control module, or a set of sensors, may cause the front passenger air bag to deploy incorrectly during some low-speed crashes.
Tesla announced that the problem would be fixed through an over-the-air software update.
Earlier this month, the automaker recalled over 40,000 Model S and Model X vehicles due to the risk of experiencing a loss of power steering assist when driving on rough roads or after hitting a pothole.
Shares of TSLA are up 1.14% in pre-market trading on Friday.