Tesla has issued a brand new recall on 437 Mannequin Y SUVs over a probably unfastened bolt that would consequence within the higher management arm separating from the steering knuckle.

It occurred on three Mannequin Ys up to now, however Tesla is just not conscious of any crash because of the defect.

Tesla describes the problem a security recall report back to NHTSA:

The bolts connecting the entrance higher management arm and steering knuckle might not have been torqued to specification. If not correctly secured, the higher management arm can unseat from the steering knuckle, leading to extreme adverse or constructive camber and hostile impression to steering.

The extreme wheel camber can have an effect on the motive force’s skill to manage the car and enhance the danger of a crash, resulting in the recall.

Tesla describes the chronology behind the recall:

On Sunday, November 1, 2020, the Subject High quality staff discovered of two car repairs (one on Sept. 21, 2020, and one on Oct. 16, 2020) the place the higher management arm had separated from the steering knuckle. The repairs have been reviewed by engineering and manufacturing groups and an investigation into root trigger and scope was initiated, throughout which a 3rd car restore on October 18, 2020, was recognized. Not one of the incidents resulted in damage or a crash. On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, this matter was reviewed with Tesla executives and Tesla decided {that a} safety-related defect exists.

The automaker decided that 437 Mannequin Y autos probably have the defect primarily based on a “two-month
interval through which manufacturing data can not affirm that the entrance higher management arm was correctly fixed to the steering knuckle” on these autos.

Earlier this month, Tesla made adjustments to its processes to treatment the scenario:

Numerous adjustments have been promptly made to the manufacturing line set up course of to mitigate reoccurrence, torque angle limits have been refined, and secondary inspections and audits have been carried out.

Affected Mannequin Y house owners are being notified and the repair is so simple as adjusting the fastener to inside
specs.

Right here’s the total defect report from NHTSA:

That is the second recall that Tesla has issued right now.

Earlier this morning, we reported on Tesla recalling over 9,000 Model X SUVs over small pieces that can detach while driving.

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