Tesla Recalls 40,000 Vehicles in Its 17th Recall of the Year

Just two days before Elon Musk took over Twitter, his company Tesla voluntarily made its 17th recall this year , reaching 3.4 million vehicle recalls, according to a Yahoo News report, beating their previous record of 11 recalls from 2021.

The new recall of more than 40,000 vehicles in the US due to a potential loss of power steering comes at a bad time for the billionaire entrepreneur as he runs multiple companies, lawsuits and falling Tesla stock .

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According to electric vehicle manufacturer Elon Musk, the affected vehicles are having problems with the power steering assist system when driving over rough roads or after hitting a pothole. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), this problem will leave drivers helpless to steer with electric technology, forcing drivers to put in more effort to move the steering wheel and increase the chance of accidents. NHTSA).

The problem started when Tesla released an update for a new calibration value for its electronic power steering system, only to get update alerts a week later, according to NHTSA.

Tesla has already released a firmware update to fix the issue. According to Tesla, 97% of the recalled vehicles have been updated to fix the problem. There were no official reports of injuries related to potential loss of steering control.

Which Tesla vehicles are affected?

There have been 314 vehicle warnings issued in the US that may apply to Model S and Model X vehicles from 2017 to 2021. Tesla will mail to owners affected by recall notices on December 31, 2022.

What to do if your car is recalled

If you have questions about a recall and would like to contact Telsa, please call their customer support at 1-877-798-3752. The Tesla number for this review is SB-22-00-014. You can also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or visit their website .

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