In the event you personal a Mannequin S constructed earlier than April 2016, you’re in all probability going to need to swing by a vendor and get it checked out…
Tesla has simply issued a voluntary recall for 123,000 Mannequin S automobiles, having discovered that the facility steering bolts in some have been displaying “extreme corrosion.” Mannequin X and Mannequin three automobiles aren’t affected right here, nor are Mannequin S constructed after April 2016.
The corporate says that the corrosion is primarily occurring in automobiles pushed in significantly chilly climates, however isn’t limiting the recall to these automobiles (as a result of, nicely, who is aware of the place you’ll be driving it a number of years from now).
In an electronic mail outlining the recall to affected homeowners, Tesla notes that swapping out the bolts will “take round an hour,” and that no accidents or accidents are believed to have been attributable to this subject.
This isn’t the primary time Tesla has issued a recall, nevertheless it’s their largest recall so far. It recalled round 53,000 Mannequin S and Mannequin X automobiles in April of last year on account of parking brakes that might probably get caught within the “on” place; a few months later, it recalled 11,000 Mannequin X due to a defective cable within the second-row seating.