Tesla is recalling certain 2012-2016 Tesla Model S vehicles equipped with Bosch steering racks

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RECALL Subject : Loss of Power Steering Assist Due to Corrosion
Report Receipt Date: MAR 29, 2018
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V204000
Component(s): STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 70,421
Manufacturer: Tesla, Inc.

APRIL 2018 — Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Tesla Model S vehicles equipped with Bosch steering racks. 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. Tesla will notify owners, and Tesla Service Centers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts and add a corrosion-preventative sealer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 29, 2018. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-18-32-002. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

2012-2016 Tesla Model S

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