Saw a post that they were waiting for reg approval for 5 seater
Anyone have any information on how that is progressing
Sure, but Elon, has the " good stuff " locked down .
when all else fails, blame the delay on the feds
OK, we need one of the folks to tweat, Elon .
Ask about the fine, substantial engineering progress on the five seat option.
Thanks ahead of time.
It is coming, and all will be right with the world.
It's expected tomorrow
Or the day after...
Five seat configuration, many folks that did not order the five seat configuration seem to
be unhappy . Why?
Those of us that wait for our five seater just would like corporate Tesla to announce why there is total, absolute silence.
But, with Tesla employees saying Dec. 2016, everyone knows that date is speculative at best, because that is a hunch, or a way to put off the 5 seat confirmation holders off for more months.
We know Tesla monitors these forums, still radio silence.
I will wait.
Status on Five seat Configuration of confirmed holders remains the same .
Why, only the silent secretive Tesla Corporate office knows why.
I am beginning to wonder what the end of of 2016 really means , end of first or second quarter of 2017.
I am sure tomorrow, or the next day or three, A formal Corporate notice will be sent to every five seat confirmation holder explaining delivery dates.
One reason Tesla is not stating when it will be available is they may not know. Not sure what the holdup might be, but could be an outside supplier issue or some small part that they have to redesign and/or make new tooling for.
Six going on seven months to gather parts, retool, design, beat a supplier into submission to supply parts.
There is no reason to not issue an corporate response to their customers.
Whoops, forgot... It is Tesla
Whoops mid October almost, communication with Tesla Corporate is running true to form.
Latest word on the Five seat crash testing.....
Hmm, really !
Now, a question to the well informed folks.
Does Tesla Motors need a crash test rating on the five seater before they can put them up for sale?
All the "experts" on everything in the forum and no one knows !
Party on Garth
If the second row seats are different from the 7-seater, then crash testing will need to be performed. The seats are an integral part of the passenger restraint system.
So, you say.... Tesla motors needs the five seat option vehicle crash tested.
Well looks like the Feds agree with you, if you went to the link I provided above.
No one knows
@vperl That link is broken
Tesla just called a few hours ago. Told me that the goal is to deliver my five seater by the end of this year. They don't have any other suspension system other than the SAS and is not planning to either. You would either have to add it or they would have to cancel your order and refund your deposit. This explains why SAS is now included. And that she didn't know if the second row can be folded or not.
I can't wait
You can read the directions and look to research crash rating
Good news, the half a dozen folks on the forums have reported getting confirmation and VIN numbers for the five seat MX.
Fantastic. Guess I he MX five seater needs not to be crash tested, fantastic news..
The NHSA is such a bunch of nay sayers, glad that the Five seat Configuration of the MX does not need testing and certification.
Happy VIN five seat configuration owners, great fortune to you guys.
Seems an expert here noticed the vin on a MX that was reported to be MX five seat configuration was not kosher.
But, the good news is that no one has to worry about regulatory rules. Seems the MX 5 seater needs not to have a NHSTA crazy crash testing or this seating, a claimed MX five seater would not be sanctioned.
6 Restraint System A = Manual Type 2 Seat Belts (Front Row, Center Row*3, Third Row*2) With Front Airbags, PODS, Side Inflatable Restraints, Knee Airbags (Front)
How many rows of seats in aMX five seat configuration?
Need clarification, from experts .
It is great to know, that when it comes to the Crash Testing regulations concerning the MX and the testing of VEHICLES the Feds are Laissez-faire .
Approval of crash testing on vehicles on the MX must have changed if the VIN of a five seater MX has been given. Laissez-faire government
Manufacturers are responsible for crash-testing their own cars. They submit test results to the NHTSA for approval. The NHTSA only does periodic spot checks. For example, the Model S was tested by the NHTSA on July 22, 2013. Model X customers do not have to wait on an NHTSA test. However, it has to pass Tesla's crash testing before it can be sold.
Ok, do the test results have to be on the NHTSA site ?
NHTSA site has no crash test results on the Model X five seat configuration as of today .
Explain, that Tesla can deliver the MX five seater with results and or without the results on the NHTSA site
No, it does not have to be an NHTSA test site, but the site must be NHTSA-certified. If the manufacturer does not have their own test facility, they can contract a test-house to do it.
Testing and certification of electromagnetic compatibility is similar.
So this is a place to research.
Experts say the manufacturer does the testing sends results, the the Feds decide if they will test.
reports from several forum members. Report the five seater by end of November