Tesla recalls 2,791 Model Y and Model 3 cars over suspension issue
- Tesla has recalled 2,791 Model Y and Model 3 vehicles over a potential suspension issue, according to NHTSA.
- NHTSA said the problem could make vehicles unstable and increase the risk of a crash.
- Tesla would tighten up or replace the potentially defective part for free, the NHTSA said.
Tesla is recalling nearly 2,800 Model Y and Model 3 vehicles in the United States, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Monday.
The regulator said on its website that a potential problem with car suspension could increase the risk of accidents. The problem, related to the front suspension mounts, could misalign the wheels and make the vehicle unstable, the regulator added.
An NHTSA safety recall report on 2,791 Tesla said “abnormal noise may occur and be detectable by the customer from the front suspension.”
The recalled vehicles include certain Model Y vehicles built in 2020 and 2021 and certain Model 3 vehicles built between 2019 and 2021, the NHTSA said.
As part of the recall, Tesla would tighten or replace the side link fasteners free of charge, according to the NHTSA.
Tesla did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
The recall does not necessarily mean that the fasteners on all vehicles can come loose – it just means that Tesla wants to inspect the vehicles and make the necessary repairs.
In June, Tesla issued two recalls for nearly 8,000 vehicles with potentially defective seat belts. That same month, nearly 6,000 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y were recalled due to potentially loose bolts that could affect tire pressure.
The NHTSA, which is responsible for enforcing vehicle performance standards, is currently investigating 12 crashes involving Tesla’s autopilot and stopped emergency vehicles.