American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla recalls 15,000 Model X SUVs due to a power steering defect. The recall will affect most cars assembled before mid-October 2016. About this writes Reuters.
The aluminum bolts that are used in the design of the hydraulic booster can break, explained in the American Ministry of Transport. In the event of such a malfunction, the car becomes difficult to drive, which can lead to a dangerous situation on the road or an accident.
At the same time, the department noted that so far not a single traffic accident has been recorded related to a malfunction identified in the Tesla Model X SUV.
After the recall, Tesla will replace the vulnerable bolts or simply install a new steering gear on the returned cars.
In March 2018, Tesla was forced to recall 123 thousand Model S electric vehicles worldwide, assembled before April 2016. The cause was also a malfunction of the power steering due to brittle bolts.