If you own a Tesla Model S which was built before April 2016, well you may need to send your vehicle to the company to fix an annoying issue which was recently caught internally. Tesla recently issued an email which says that the company has “observed excessive corrosion in the power steering bolts” & the problem was mainly happening in areas with colder climate where Road Salt is generally used. Total 123,000 units are in the recall list.
According to the mail,
“If the bolts fail, the driver is still able to steer the car, but increased force is required due to loss or reduction of power assist……..This primarily makes the car harder to drive at low speeds and for parallel parking, but does not materially affect control at high speed, where only small steering wheel force is needed.”
If you have a Model S built before April 2016 & haven’t faced any issue yet, you don’t need to stop driving your car. Tesla said that, whenever a retrofit is available (estimated 1 hrs of installation time) in your area, they’ll inform.