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Changing a 2016 Model X from 6-seats to 5-seats?


Supporting Member
Mar 11, 2013
Santa Monica, CA
My parents have a 2016 Model X in the 6-seat configuration. They are really frustrated that the second row seats don't fold down, so the car doesn't have nearly as much storage/cargo room as they would like.

Do the currently Model X's have the same issue? (or did Tesla maybe change it so the seats now fold?)

Or, does anyone know if it's potentially possible to remove those seats and replace them with the bench seat from the 5/7 seat config?


Fold down was offered starting in 2017

Changing the seat configuration from pedestal to fold down is not simple
I know it's not a small task, but does anyone know if it is possible at all? And by the service center, or no? I would like to either just remove the second row, or maybe replace the two pedestal seats with a folding bench seat. The lack of cargo space is getting to be a major issue.

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