31 Mar '18, 6am

Tesla issues recall for 123,000 Model S vehicles

Tesla has issued a recall for 123,000 units of its Model S electric cars to address a fault in the power steering system. The recall affects Model S sedans built before April 2016. Tesla said in a letter to affected owners: 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. 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. This primarily makes the car harder to drive at low speeds and for parallel parking, but does not materially...

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