Tesla is recalling 40,000 cars over power steering problems

While Elon Musk has been chaining controversy since taking power from Twitter, his company Tesla is not left with the commitment to proceed with yet another recall. In fact, the brand was forced to recall more than 40,000 vehicles in the United States because of a power steering problem.

Tesla power steering reminder
Photo credit: Tesla Model X

To say Elon Musk is going through a tough time is an understatement. The billionaire has been controversial since he took power from Twitter a few days ago. We just found out that the The double certification that has just been introduced has already been abolished.

Also, on November 4, 2022, we learned that Elon Musk’s Hyperloop tunnel would be replaced with a parking lot… And things aren’t looking much brighter for Tesla. In fact, the world number one in electric cars has just perform their 17th encore of the year. In 2022, the manufacturer will have recalled no fewer than 3.4 million vehicles if we combine all the spoken memories.

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Tesla issues its 17th recall of the year

So what is the reason for this umpteenth recall? How detailed the report released by NHTSAthe US Federal Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the latest Tesla firmware update changed the calibration values ​​of the power steering.

In rare cases, updated calibration values ​​on certain 2017-2021 Model S and Model X vehicles may result in a reduction or loss of power steering assist due to forces from the external steering dynamics of the road (e.g., potholes or bumps) that accidentally classified as unexpected steering assist torque”, indicates the institution.

Also according to NHTSA, This issue could affect exactly 40,168 vehicles in the United States, specifically Model S and Model X manufactured between 2017 and 2021. As of November 1, 2022, Tesla has identified 314 alerts related to this issue across its fleet of potentially affected vehicles. Tesla must notify owners affected by this recall by mail by December 31, 2022. Recall that just a week ago, Tesla issued a physical recall of more than 24,000 Model 3s in the United States. This time it was a problem with the left second row seatbelt buckle.