SB-18-32-002 – Loss of Power Steering Assist Due to Corrosion – 2012-2016 Tesla Model S

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V204
Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.
Components STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected 70,421

 

Loss of Power Steering Assist Due to Corrosion

Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Tesla Model S vehicles equipped with Bosch steering racks. The aluminum bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture causing a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist.

 

Remedy

Tesla will notify owners, and Tesla Service Centers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts and add a corrosion-preventative sealer, free of charge. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-18-32-002.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Tesla has a Recall


General Recall Reimbursement Plan

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMRP-18V204-2300.pdf

Download (PDF, 82KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

April 3, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V204-4745.pdf

Download (PDF, 264KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V204&docType=RCL


 

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