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

March 29, 2018 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V204000

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.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V204

Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 70,421

 

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 Rupture – 2012 Tesla Model S

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V023
Manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,997

 

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Rupture

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

 

Summary

Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2012 Model S vehicles sold, or ever registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

These vehicles are 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 frontal air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

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