Tesla Motors Australia Pty Ltd — Tesla Model S
What are the defects?
In some Model S vehicles when exposed to long-term, high-corrosion environments, the aluminum bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and weaken. If these bolts fracture, the power steering gear assist motor may move, causing the transmission belt to slip and resulting in reduced or lost power steering assist.
What are the hazards?
Reduced or lost power steering assist would require greater steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of an accident.
What should consumers do?
When parts become available mid-2018, Tesla will notify vehicle owners by mail requesting them to contact Tesla to schedule a free repair.
All Tesla stores based in Australia
- 1 December 2014 - 30 November 2016