There are no recent safety reviews for the Tesla Model X from either of the two US authorities. Back in 2021, the NHTSA gave the X full marks in all categories, however. Considering minimal mechanical and structural changes, this should still apply.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
The Tesla Model X SUV comes with ten airbags as standard, with knee airbags for both front occupants, as well as frontal, curtain, seat-mounted side, and door-mounted side-impact airbags. You also get forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking, a rearview camera, lane keep assist, a brake hold feature, parking sensors, and LED lights with cornering. A semi-autonomous self-driving feature is also available as part of the deceptively-named Full Self-Driving Capability, and boasts automatic lane change assist, auto parking, and a remote summon feature. Traffic light and stop sign control are included in this upgrade as well, with Autosteer in the city another feature that's been promised for some time now.
|Tesla Model X Trims||Standard Range||Model X|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||O||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||O||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S|
Brace yourself because the news here isn't encouraging. 2023 models have already been recalled five times - for an airbag that may deploy incorrectly, a misaligned forward-facing camera, seatbelts that may detach, rearview images that won't display, and self-driving software causing a crash. The 2022 Tesla Model X was recalled twelve times, and many of these issues relate to safety systems like improperly deploying side airbags and a pedestrian warning sound that could be obscured. A seat belt chime may not activate, the windshield defroster may not work, and some Model Xs could fail to stop at a stop sign. Finally, there were recalls for a missing body reinforcement bracket, power windows that may pinch, overheating problems affecting the center display, and a windshield that may not defrost properly. The 2021 variant seems even less reliable, with 14 recalls for many of the same problems, including unexpected automatic emergency braking and a driver's airbag cushion that could tear.
In terms of warranty, Tesla provides a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty with roadside assistance along with an eight-year/150,000-mile battery and powertrain warranty. This warranty is a rough indication of overall battery life, although some Teslas have been known to cover a much greater mileage than this before the battery became a problem.