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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