Tesla RECALLS 15,000 Model X SUVs after discovering road salt corrodes parts that affect power-steering and could increase the risk of a crash
Tesla is recalling 15,000 SUVs in the US and Canada after issues with corrosion
Road salt affects bolts that support the Model X's power steering
The issue may increase the risk of a crash but hasn't been linked to accidents
Tesla is recalling 15,000 Model X SUVs after discovering that corrosion from road salt endangers the critical power-steering mechanism.
The issue can lead to a loss of power steering assist that could make steering harder and increase the risk of a crash according to according to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Specifically, the agency says aluminum bolts that attach the electric power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and break causing a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist and affects some models built in 2016.
The recall covers 14,193 U.S. vehicles and 843 in Canada.