2015 Tesla MODEL X Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

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2015 Tesla MODEL X Steering Electric Power Assist System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #148965
NHTSA Compaign #20V062000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerTesla, Inc.
 SupplierTESLA
 BrandTESLA
 ModelMODEL X
 Model Year2015
 ComponentSTEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
 Date of notification15/02/21
 Begin date of manufacuring19/09/21
 End date of manufacturing19/09/21
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received05/02/20
 Report created05/02/20
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units14113
 Defect summaryTesla, inc. (tesla) is recalling certain 2015-2016 model x vehicles. The aluminum bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture causing a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist.
 Consequence summaryLoss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionTesla will notify owners, and tesla service centers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts with coated steel bolts, and add a corrosion-preventative sealer to the steering gear motor housing and motor connection bolts. If the mounting bolts are found to be broken or break during removal and cannot be removed, a new steering gear will also be installed. All services will be performed free of charge. The recall began february 15, 2021. Owners may contact tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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