New Tesla Model S Recall Affects 123,000 Vehicles

Posted: Mar 30 2018, 2:56am CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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New Tesla Model S Recall Affects 123,000 Vehicles

Tesla recalls older Model S.

If you drive a Tesla Model S made before April 2016, you should visit your dealer. Tesla contacted Model S owners with an email informing them that they are part of a recall affecting 123,000 Model S.

The issue is corroding bolts on the power steering. "We have observed excessive corrosion in the power steering bolts, though only in very cold climates, particularly those that frequently use calcium or magnesium road salts, rather than sodium chloride (table salt). Nonetheless, Tesla plans to replace all early Model S power steering bolts in all climates worldwide to account for the possibility that the vehicle may later be used in a highly corrosive environment," says Tesla in the email (via electrek).

Tesla will contact Model S drivers to schedule the repair when the replacement parts are available. The repair takes about 1 hour. This is not the first voluntary recall for the Model S. Recalls happen regularly at all car brands. This nothing unusual.

It has not been a good week for Tesla. It's stock tanked on a credit downgrade by Moody's, Model 3 production concerns and an investigation into fatal Model X car crash. The Model 3 production numbers are apparently still far from the planned output. Tesla will present Model 3 production numbers next week.

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