Tesla issues voluntary recall on certain Model 3 and Model Y vehicles to inspect brake caliper bolts
Tesla has issued a voluntary recall on certain Model 3 and Model Y vehicles built in the past three years due to the brake caliper bolts possibly not being properly secured.
Like other automakers, Tesla will occasionally detect potential manufacturing errors and proactively recall potentially affected vehicles to ensure they are up to specification.
This new recall falls into this category.
The automaker explained the issue in an email sent to affected owners last night:
“On certain vehicles, the brake caliper bolts may not have been attached to the correct specifications. If one or more of these bolts are not secured to the correct specifications, the bolt (s) may loosen over time and, in very rare circumstances, become sufficiently loose or separate such that the brake caliper enters. in contact with the inner surface of the wheel rim. . In such rare circumstances, abnormal noise may occur and the wheel may be prevented from turning freely, which may result in loss of tire pressure. “
Tesla has said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue, and is asking affected customers to make service appointments in the Tesla mobile app.
The company did not disclose the number of vehicles affected by the recall, but did release details of the affected vehicle population:
“Tesla has decided to proactively recall certain Model 3 and Model Y vehicles to inspect the brake caliper bolts. This recall applies to certain Model 3 vehicles manufactured between December 2018 and March 2021 and to certain Model Y vehicles manufactured between January 2020 and January 2021. ”
NHTSA’s official recall notice has yet to be released. We should have more details on the affected vehicles when the recall becomes official.
You can always find your vehicle’s VIN on NHTSA website to see if there is a recall or manufacturer communication regarding your car.
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