Tesla Recalls 123,000 Model S Sedans for Power Steering Fix

Share on Facebook Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment
Tesla Recalls 123,000 Model S Sedans for Power Steering Fix

Tesla Model S

Highlights
  • Cars recalled to replace a power steering bolt that could corrode
  • No accidents or injuries have been caused by the flaw
  • The part will be replaced in vehicles built before April of 2016

Tesla on Thursday issued a voluntary recall of 123,000 Model S cars to replace a power steering bolt that could corrode due to salt used on winter roads.

No accidents or injuries have been caused by a flaw that prompted the decision to replace the part in all Model S vehicles built before April of 2016, according to the Silicon Valley-based company.

"If the bolts fail, the driver is still able to steer the car, but increased force is required due to loss or reduction of power assist," Tesla said in an email to Model S owners whose cars are impacted by the recall.

"This primarily makes the car harder to drive at low speeds and for parallel parking, but does not materially affect control at high speed, where only small steering wheel force is needed."

No other Tesla models were involved in the recall.

The corrosion has only been noticed in places where winter roads are frequently salted to melt snow or ice, but all Model S vehicles with the part will be retrofitted in a protective move, according to Tesla.

Tesla shares that ended the Nasdaq trading day up lost 2.5 percent to $259.40 (roughly Rs. 16,870) after hours.

Comments

For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Further reading: Tesla, Transportation, Model S, EV
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A Flash Sale Today at 12pm
Apple Unveils New Data Privacy Tools for iOS, macOS Ahead of EU GDPR Law

Related Stories

 
 

Advertisement

Advertisement

© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2020. All rights reserved.
Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com