Tesla will recall more than 9,500 Model X and Model Y electric vehicles
|American automaker Tesla will recall more than 9,500 Model X and Model y electric vehicles. The recall was requested by the National highway traffic safety administration (NHTSA) after the discovery of potentially dangerous factory defects in the roof and suspension of the above models. |
The largest number of model X electric vehicles (9136 units) produced between September 17, 2015 and July 31, 2016 will be recalled. According to NHTSA experts, these cars have problems with the roof covering. In the message of Department it is noted that cosmetic covering could stick without the preliminary put ground covering. Because of this, one or both trim elements may fall off while driving.
"Separating the skin from the vehicle while driving can be dangerous for drivers of cars following the Tesla," the experts said in an explanation.
The automaker will also recall the 401 Model Y electric car of 2020. The problem was found in the bolts connecting the front upper suspension arm and the steering knuckle — there is a possibility that the bolts of these elements were not tightened properly. Because of this, the upper lever may completely detach from the steering knuckle.
"A detached upper knuckle lever can cause the wheels to tilt in or out, which will reduce the car's handling and increase the risk of an accident," the NHTSA report said.
The automaker said that it is not aware of any accidents that could be related to the above defects, but confirmed that some customers have already contacted it about repairing the suspension of the Model y electric car.
Last October, Tesla had to recall nearly 50,000 vehicles in China due to suspension problems. Then the reason for the recall was the destruction of the front and rear suspension levers. However, the company did not admit guilt, saying that the defect is caused by careless drivers. In mid-November, Consumer Reports experts released an annual report based on real reviews of car owners, which indicated that they do not recommend buying Tesla Model s electric cars.Experts noted that the electric sedan has problems in the suspension, on-Board computer and touch control. The report also reported some problems with the build quality and paintwork of the body of the Tesla Model y electric car. As a result, three of the four Tesla cars, including the Model S, Model X and Model Y, were given low quality ratings by reviewers.
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