Tesla Power Steering Problem Leads to Recall

Corroded bolts could make turning the steering wheel more difficult.


Tesla recently announced plans to recall 15,000 of the company’s Model X SUVs.

The recall stems from an issue with “excessive corrosion” of bolts that connect power steering components to the steering gear. The issue has been more prominent in areas where road salt is used to combat snow and ice.

The problem could result in a vehicle losing its power-steering-assist function, which would make it more difficult to turn the steering wheel — but not make the vehicle undriveable. 

The electric vehicle maker issued a similar recall on Model S sedans in 2018.

The Model X carries a starting sticker price of just under $85,000, a range of 328 miles between charges, and a top speed of 155 mph.

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