2008 Tesla Roadster

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2008 Tesla Roadster
Available in 1 styles:  2009 Tesla Roadster 2dr Convertible shown
Asking Price Range
$57,345–$88,865
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Roadster

WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

Recall number: 09V178000
Recall date: 05/26/2009

Problem Summary:

TESLA MOTORS, INC. IS RECALLING 345 MY 2008 TESLA ROADSTER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 2008 AND APRIL 22, 2009. THE REAR HUB FLANGE BOLTS ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY BE UNDER-TORQUED AND MAY BECOME LOOSE. A LOOSE HUB COULD LEAD TO DEGRADATION IN VEHICLE HANDLING, AND A RUBBING NOISE FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE.

Consequence:

IF THE PROBLEM IS NOT ADDRESSED PROMPTLY, THE DRIVER COULD LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD LEAD TO A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

TESLA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY/JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TESLA TOLL-FREE AT 1-877-888-3752.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/01/2008 and 04/22/2009.


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