30 Mar '18, 11am

Tesla recalls 123,000 Model S electric cars over steering-bolt corrosion

John Voelcker Mar 30, 2018 Follow John Add to circle 2012 Tesla Model S Signature Enlarge Photo Tesla will recall roughly 123,000 of the Model S electric cars it built from 2012 through April 2016 to replace bolts in the power-steering units of the electric cars. The company said the bolts could corrode in cars used on roads where calcium or magnesium salts are used to melt ice. The Model S steering would not fail even if the bolt sheared, Tesla said, but the effort required to turn the wheel would increase. DON'T MISS: Tesla recalls 53,000 Model S, Model X electric cars for parking-brake issue (Apr 2017) Tesla calls yesterday's action a "voluntary recall," and noted that the issue had been observed in only a tiny fraction of the 123,000 vehicles—less than 0.02 percent, or roughly 25 cars. The company revealed the issue in an e-mail sent to Model S owners, according to a r...

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