Tesla Announces its Largest Recall Ever

Around 123,000 Tesla Model S vehicles around the world are being recalled for a possible power steering issue.

The American automaker emailed its customers regarding the recall, saying it was a proactive move and no other vehicles were affected. All affected units were built before April 2016 and involve an “observed excessive corrosion in the power steering bolts.” Tesla also said the problem was most prevalent in colder climates, where road salt is used.

“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,” says the email. “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.”

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No injuries or crashes related to the issue have been reported and Tesla told customers they do not need to stop driving their cars if they haven’t experienced any issues. Affected customers will be informed when a retrofit is available. The fix will take about an hour to install.

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