Tesla Recalls 1,23,000 Model S Sedans Due to Steering Wheel Issue

Tesla further said that owners do not need to stop driving their cars if they haven’t experienced any problems.

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After Tesla's recall of 53,000 cars in 2017, around 1,23,000 Model S sedans are now being recalled around the world because of “observed excessive corrosion in the power steering bolts,” The Verge reported.

Tesla, in an email to its customers, said that it was a proactive move and that there have been no accidents due to the issue.

The cult Electric Vehicle manufacturer said that 1,23,000 Model S cars built before April 2016 were affected, and there were no injuries reported because of the issue.

This is said to be the biggest recall Tesla has ever made, the previous largest recall of the Model S was of 90,000 units in 2015 due to a seat belt issue.

In the email, Tesla said that the problem was mostly prevalent in cold weather where road salt is used, The Verge further reported.

“If the bolts fail, the driver is still able to steer the car, but increased force is required due to loss or reduction of power assist. This primarily makes the car harder to drive at low speeds and for parallel parking, but does not materially affect control at high speed, where only small steering wheel force is needed.”
Tesla email to customers, as quoted by The Verge.

Tesla further said that owners do not need to stop driving their cars if they haven't experienced any problems.

(With inputs from The Verge.)

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