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

January 7, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V002000

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.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V002

Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 68,673

 

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

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 Explode – 2013 Tesla Model S

January 9, 2018

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.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V031

Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 17,846

 

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-17-33-002 – Parking Brake may not Apply or Release – 2016 Tesla Model S & Model X

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V260
Manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc.
Components PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number of Units Affected 31,472

 

Parking Brake may not Release or Fully Apply

If the gear breaks during parking brake release, the vehicle will not be able to be moved. If the gear breaks during parking brake application, the parking brake may not adequately hold the vehicle, potentially resulting in the vehicle rolling, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles.

The electric parking brake calipers have an internal gear that may be improperly manufactured, possibly resulting in the gear fracturing during parking brake application or release.

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