Tesla is recalling almost 6,000 Mannequin three and Mannequin Y due to the chance of free bolts
Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its plant in Shanghai, east China, Jan. 7, 2020.
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Tesla is recalling 5,974 of its electric vehicles amid concerns that their broken caliber bolts could loosen, potentially resulting in loss of tire pressure and an increased risk of accidents, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.
Cars that are part of the voluntary recall include certain models of Model 3 from 2019-2021 and models of Model Y from 2020-2021. Tesla said there was no known accident or injury due to the potential defect. It will check and tighten or replace the caliber screws free of charge if necessary.
The company’s stock was down less than 1% early Wednesday.
Tesla said it was made aware of an issue in December involving an on-site incident involving a 2021 Model Y with a missing driver-side rear brake caliber fastener. It has since taken steps to prevent the problem during assembly.
The recall follows one in February involving 36,126 S and X models in China and 134,951 cars in the US filed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration due to touchscreen failures. In 2020, nearly 50,000 cars were recalled in China for faulty suspension and 9,500 X and Y models in the US for roof and bolt problems. In 2018, Tesla voluntarily recalled 123,000 Model S vehicles because of a problem with the power steering component.
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