Tesla voluntarily recalled 123,000 Model S vehicles due to a problem with the power steering component.
Here is the email Tesla sent to its customers
To ensure your safety, Tesla will proactively retrofit a power steering system in all S models built until April 2016. (No other Tesla vehicles are affected.) There were no injuries or accidents due to this component, although more than billions of kilometers.
This recall does not apply to Model X or Model 3 vehicles, but only to Model S vehicles built before April 2016.
We have found excessive corrosion of the power steering bolts, but only in very cold climates, especially those that frequently use calcium or magnesium salts instead of sodium chloride (common salt). Nonetheless, Tesla plans to replace all early Model S power steering screws in all climates worldwide to take into account the possibility that the vehicle may later be used in a highly corrosive environment.
If the bolts fail, the driver can still steer the car, but increased power is required due to loss or reduction of power assistance. This makes the car harder to drive, especially at low speeds and parallel parking, but does not interfere with high speed control where only a small steering wheel force is needed.
Our records show that you have an affected S model of voluntary recall. At this point, there are no immediate actions you need to take, and you can continue driving your Model S. Tesla will contact you to make an appointment if any parts in your area are available. Retrofitting usually takes about an hour.
Thank you for being a Tesla customer, and we apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone at 844-248-3752 or by e-mail at [email protected]
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