Tesla Announces Recall of More Than 70,000 Model S Vehicles at Risk of Steering Loss

Bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture

Tesla Announces Recall of More Than 70,000 Model S Vehicles at Risk of Steering Loss
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April 4, 2018

More than 70,000 model year 2012-2016 Tesla Model S vehicles equipped with Bosch steering racks have been recalled.

What's the problem?

On these vehicles, 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.

Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.

What happens next?

Tesla will notify owners of the recalled Model S vehicles. Tesla Service Centers will then replace the steering gear mounting bolts and add a corrosion-preventative sealer. These repairs will be completed free of charge.

Vehicle owners with additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact Tesla customer service at (877) 798-3752—provide recall reference number SB-18-32-002.