- Tesla is recalling most of the Model X SUVs it built before October 2016.
- The recall was caused by a power-steering issue.
- The recall will affect 15,000 vehicles, Reuters reported.
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The recall will affect 15,000 vehicles, Reuters reported.
Tesla issued the recall after noticing “excessive corrosion” on bolts that connect the Model X’s power-steering component to its steering gear, particularly in cold environments where a certain kind of road salt is used.
Tesla will fix the issue for free, the company said, though Model X owners do not need to immediately bring in their vehicles for service. The issue could result in a vehicle losing its power-steering-assist function, which would make it more difficult to turn the steering wheel but not make it unusable.
The Model X is Tesla’s most expensive vehicle, starting at $US84,990. It is known for its distinctive falcon-wing doors, which open vertically.
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