Tesla recalling 15K Model X SUVs with potential power steering issue, updates similar recall for 123K Model S sedans

Tesla is recalling 15,000 Model X SUVs to replace a part that could lead to power steering failure.

The Model X launched in 2016.
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The automaker said that the bolts connecting the power steering component to the steering gear can corrode and fracture, leading to the loss of power assist. No accidents or injuries related to the issue have been reported.

The recall affects vehicles built before mid-October 2016. Tesla will replace the bolts and apply a corrosion-resistance sealant to the new parts.

Tesla also modified a previous recall first issued in March 2018 that coversĀ 123,000 Model S sedans with a similar issue. At the time, Tesla said the Model X and Model 3 were not affected by the problem.

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