Tesla Voluntarily Recalls 123000 Model S Cars Due To Power Steering Issue

Posted: Mar 30 2018, 10:47am CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles

 

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Tesla Voluntarily Recalls 123000 Model S Cars due to Power Steering Issue
  • Largest Tesla Recall

123,000 Model S EVs recalled by Tesla due to Malfunctions in their Steering Wheels

Tesla Motors is recalling 123,000 Model S EVs on its own initiative. The glitch lies in their power steerings. This issue is confined to the Model S vehicles built before April 2016 though.

Model X and Model 3 are exempt from any faults whatsoever. After this voluntary decision by Tesla, its shares fell by 4%.

The power steering bolts had extreme corrosion in them which was hindering their normal functioning. Were the bolts to malfunction, the drivers would still be able to steer the cars but with extra effort which was unacceptable to both the drivers and the company.

The cars would be difficult to drive at low speeds and in parallel parking mode. At high speeds though this is not so and the vehicles would cruise without any problem. It comes as a relief that this is so.

Still, the recall is certain and Tesla has promised its clientele that it will do all that it can to make amends. The problem that exists normally takes place in frigid weather.

Road salts are employed in such conditions. Tesla however is not taking any chances and is recalling all its Model S EVs regardless of the climate of the place where their owners happen to reside.

Tesla will be retrofitting the power steering component in all 123,000 cars. Although these cars have undergone a billion miles of road testing, there have thankfully been no accidents or injuries due to the flaw.

The frigid climate regions where calcium or magnesium salt is used instead of sodium chloride (ordinary table salt) on the roads are where the maximum amount of complaints are coming from.

Since the cars have become harder to drive, it is the duty of Tesla to repair them. Tesla’s administration sent an email to each owner of a faulty Model S vehicle informing him or her regarding the situation currently extant.

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