Tesla will be advised to recall 12,300 examples of its Model X SUV worldwide, according the German national vehicle authority KBA.
The agency claims affected Model X vehicles – which were built from 2015 to 2016 – suffer from a potentially-dangerous defect with the interior roof trimming adhesives, which could lead to components detaching while in operation and block the driver's view of the road.
Late last year US traffic authorities issued a similar recall request, citing a similar issue relating to trim adhesive faults.
CarAdvice has contacted Tesla Australia for comment on its plans for risk mitigation. This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
Tesla has long been criticised for a perceived lack of build quality, and, in a highly publicised interview last month, CEO and founder Elon Musk admitted the company had struggled with the shift to mass production.
The statements followed the brand’s decisions to recall 158,000 examples of its Model S and Model X in the United States in January, citing the potential for “failures resulting in loss of [the] rear-view camera and other safety related vehicle functions.”