Tesla to Recall 123,000 Model S Electric Vehicles

By Paul Riegler on 29 March 2018
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IMG_0346 (1)Tesla said Thursday it is voluntarily recalling approximately 123,000 of its Model S sedans because of a problem with a component in the vehicle’s power steering system.

The problem is limited to vehicles manufactured prior to April 2016. Model X and Model 3 vehicles are not being recalled.

Tesla told customers via e-mail that it has observed “excessive corrosion” in the power steering bolts, adding that, were the bolts to fail, the driver would still be able to steer the car, albeit with “increased force.”

“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,“ the Palo Alto-based company said.

The Tesla Model S was introduced in 2012. Over 200,000 have been sold. The recall is believed to be the automaker’s largest.

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