Tesla Motors Australia Pty Ltd — Tesla Model S

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
see attached VIN list

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.

Traders who sold this product

All Tesla stores based in Australia

Where the product was sold
Nationally
Dates available for sale
  • 1 December 2014 - 30 November 2016

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
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