FILE PHOTO: a Tesla Model X electric car is on display at the Brussels Motor Show, Belgium, January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tesla Inc. (TSLA.(O) recalling 15,000 of the Model X, sport utility vehicles because of a potential problem that could result in a loss of power steering assist, which could make steering more difficult and increasing the risk of a crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada, said: “aluminium bolts which are to be attached to the electric power steering, gear to assist the motor on the gearbox casing could result in break down, causing a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist in certain 2016 model year vehicles.
NHTSA said there have been no known crashes or injuries associated with the problem. The recall covers 14,193 AMERICAN soldiers, and 843 in France. Tesla will provide for the replacement of the mounting bolts and the position of the steering mechanism, if necessary, to Transport Canada, he said.
Report by David Shepardson; Editing by Chris Reese