Tesla has issued a recall notice to their Tesla Model S drivers to replace the bolts in the power steering component.
Although no reports of accident or injuries caused by the bolt have been reported so far, Tesla chooses to play it safe by recalling the Tesla Model S and replacing the bolt but something happens.
According to the reports, the bolts from Bosch were beginning to corrode from road salt and some owners have already pointed it out on online forums. Tesla also added that roads that use calcium or magnesium salt seem to be more damaging to the bolts. A total of 122,000 units of the Tesla Model S were fitted with the same bolt.
If the bolt does fail, the vehicle will be harder to steer since the power assist won’t be there to help it out. Those affected can get the new bolt fitted in service centers in about an hour.