The recall, which is the first for the brand’s SUV model, is due to an issue which could cause the third-row seats to fold forward during a crash.
Affecting Model Xs built before 26 March this year, it is understood to apply only to vehicles in the States.
Tesla said the problem was discovered during a recent internal seat strength test undertaken ahead of Model X deliveries in Europe. With a UK delivery date for Model X orders still unconfirmed, a spokesperson could not comment on whether there would be any delays due to the issue.
The company wrote that, during the test, "the recliner in a third row Model X seat unexpectedly slipped".
"The recliner, which is provided to us by an outside supplier, is the locking hinge that allows the third row seat back to fold forward, and if a recliner were to slip during a crash, the seat back could move forward."