Tesla Recall Affects 843 Vehicles in Canada

February 14, 2020

Tesla has issued a recall, affecting 843 vehicles in Canada because of an issue with the power steering that could cause problems when driving.

Date of recall: February 12, 2020

Vehicles affected

This recall affects the Model X SUV models that were manufactured before mid-October 2016, of which 843 are affected in Canada, plus another 14,193 in the United States. 

What’s the problem?

Tesla found that excessive corrosion on the bolts that attach the steering component to the steering gear in these particular Model X vehicles. The vehicles most susceptible to the problem are in very cold climates that use road salts. When the bolts fail, drivers must use more force to turn the steering wheel, especially at lower speeds and while parking. 

The electric carmaker hasn’t reported any accidents or injuries related to the defect. 

What’s the fix?

Tesla technicians will inspect the power steering assembly and apply a corrosion-preventative sealer to ensure the bolts are no longer affected by weather or certain road salts in cold climates. The repair and replacement will be done free of charge.

I’m affected. What do I do?

Tesla will notify affected owners with instructions on taking their vehicle to a dealer for repair. 

Enter your VIN at this link to learn more about this recall and find out if there are other Service Actions related to your vehicle. 

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