CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that Tesla will issue a proactive recall this morning for all right-hand drive Tesla Model X vehicles, following the discovery of an airbag software fault.

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The passenger airbag control module and associated software, which is supplied by Bosch, was subject to routine inspection when an anomaly in the supplier software was discovered.

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While it's not clear whether the anomaly prevented the airbag from deploying, Tesla has asked customers to avoid using the passenger seat until an over-the-air update is deployed this weekend.

In an email sent out to customers this morning, Tesla said:

"Although we’re not aware of a single customer car that has had an issue with it, there was an anomaly with the passenger airbag in a right-hand-drive Model X that was part of a routine internal test this week. After reviewing the results of this test, we were able to isolate the anomaly to the software controlling the passenger airbags in right-hand-drive Model X cars only, and we are already developing an over-the-air software update that fixes it. We will be deploying that update to all affected cars this weekend."

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"There is no need to bring your vehicle into service. All you need to do is accept the over-the-air software update that we will be deploying to your car. In the meantime, as a precaution, we recommend that the front passenger seat of your vehicle not be occupied until the software update is installed."

Customers won't be required to bring their cars into a Tesla service centre for the update and the update will immediately rectify the supplier issue. It's unclear how many right-hand drive Model X vehicles are affected, due to the company not releasing sales numbers.

This could be the first instance in the world that a manufacturer has deployed a recall over the air — potentially a sign of things to come.