Tesla is recalling nearly 10,000 of its Model X and Model Y vehicles to address a few safety concerns.
Announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week, the recall includes 9,136 Model X cars from the 2016 model year. It concerns a potential issue with two external trims, or appliques, that could come loose from the top of the vehicle. car. it is in motion, endangering the safety of the occupants of a following vehicle.
According to NHTSA: “The Model X is equipped with a cosmetic applique at the front of the roof just behind the windshield, known as the front applique, as well as an applique in the center of the roof between the roof. top of the glass falcon door, known as the back applique. The two appliques are glued to the vehicle using urethane. If the applique-urethane interface lacks primer, over time adhesion may weaken causing the applique to separate from the vehicle. “
NHTSA has stated that although it is currently unaware of any accidents or injuries resulting from the condition, “if the applique separates from the vehicle while driving, it could create a road hazard for motorists following. and increase their risk of injury or accident. . “
Tesla is also recalling 401 Tesla Model Y vehicles – model year 2020 – to address an issue where the bolts connecting the front upper control arm and the steering knuckle may not have been properly tightened. “If not properly secured, the upper control arm can detach from the stub axle, resulting in excessive negative or positive camber and negative impact on the steering,” NHTSA said.
NHTSA has not received any reports of accidents or injuries resulting from the problem, but said that “an improperly mounted steering knuckle could cause excessive wheel camber and affect the driver’s ability to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. “
Tesla will contact the owners of the affected vehicles to advise them of the recall.
A steering problem was also the cause of a Tesla recall two years ago, in which 123,000 Model S vehicles had to be fitted with a new power steering component after engineers observed excessive corrosion. in the power steering bolts.
In other recall news, General Motors this week agreed to call in nearly six million vehicles to replace potentially dangerous Takata airbags. It’s part of a recall of tens of millions of vehicles by several automakers after it was discovered that a component inside the airbag could deteriorate over time. In the event of an impact, the damaged component could explode, causing the projection of sharp fragments throughout the interior of the vehicle.
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