NEARLY 3,000 Tesla Model 3 and Model Ys will be recalled because of a defect affecting the front suspension.
Sedans from the 2019-2021 model years and the crossovers from the 2020-2021 model years are affected.
An investigation found that two fasteners that attach the front suspension may loosen over time due to not being secured to the right specification.
If they loosen too much or even separate from the vehicle’s sub-frame, it could shift the wheel alignment causing instability.
This could greatly affect the vehicle's control, increasing the chance of accidents, according to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A looser fastener could make a strange noise which would notify the driver of a problem, said the document.
All of the vehicles will be inspected by Tesla to get a proper checkup on the fasteners.
They will be re-torqued to the right specification by a service representative.
A multi-spindle tool was added to the Tesla assembly line to prevent similar issues in the future.
Letters notifying owners of the recall are being sent out.
If a problem associated with the recall arises, any repairs will be free of charge.
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