Elon Musk Confirms Removal of Passenger Lumbar in Model 3/Y: ‘Almost No Usage’

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed the company has indeed officially removed the front passenger lumbar seat support in its Model 3 and Model Y.

Replying to a tweet on the matter on Monday afternoon, Musk said the change was made because of low usage of the lumbar support. He said, “Moving lumbar was removed only in front passenger seat of 3/Y ([obviously] not there in rear seats). Logs showed almost no usage. Not worth cost/mass for everyone when almost never used.”

Musk also added it was a cost issue as well. “Prices increasing due to major supply chain price pressure industry-wide. Raw materials especially.”

The removal of the front passenger lumbar support comes amidst recent price increases to Model 3 and Model Y, along with the removal of radar for Autopilot, instead moving to a camera-based system known as Tesla Vision.

So if you’ve been wondering why your new Model 3 or Y does not have front passenger lumbar seat support, now you know.

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