2012-2016 Tesla Model S: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 70,400 model-year 2012-16 Tesla Model S sedans equipped with Bosch steering racks

The Problem: The aluminum bolts that attach the power-steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture, causing a reduction or loss of power steering assist and a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts and add a corrosion-preventative sealer for free.

What Owners Should Do: Tesla began notifying owners in March. Owners can call the automaker at 877-798-3752, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Tesla Model S

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