Vibration Issue with Tesla Model S Vehicles – 2014-2017 Tesla Model S

This PSB Is Applicable To: U.S. and Canada

 

March 2, 2018

PSB #2018-02

 

TO: Goodyear Company Owned Stores, Independent Goodyear Dealers in the U.S. and Canada

 

Subject: Vibration Issue with Tesla Model S Vehicles 

If you encounter a consumer with a vibration issue on Tesla Model S vehicles, model years 2014 thru 2017, dismount and check all 4 tires to see if the tires contain foam. If the tires contain foam, check to see if the foam inside any tire has come loose. If so, replace the tire(s) with loose foam, and return for an adjustment with a return reason of “Loose Foam”, then check the vehicle for vibration. If the foam is intact then follow the below process for match mounting.

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SB-19-20-001 – Replace Front Passenger Airbag – 2014-2016 Tesla Model S

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V002
Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 68,673

 

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

 

Summary

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling all 2014-2016 Model S vehicles equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

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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.

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Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode – 2013 Tesla Model S

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V031
Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 17,846

 

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

 

Summary

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling all 2013 Model S vehicles equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

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SB-17-13-004 – Second Row Seat Backs may Move in a Crash – 2016-2017 Tesla Model X

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V639
Manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc.
Components SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 4,582

 

Second Row Seat Backs may Move in a Crash

If the seat back moves forward in the event of a crash, it can increase the risk of injury.

 

Summary

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Model X vehicles. The left-side, second row, reclining seat backs may not fully latch due to having incorrectly adjusted recliner mechanism cables. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems,” and 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”

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