An improperly secured fastener has led to a recall of the Tesla Model 3.
“The front suspension lateral link on Model 3 vehicles is attached to the sub-frame using two fasteners,” the company says in its recall notice.
“If a fastener is not secured to the correct specification, the fastener may loosen over time or separate from the sub-frame, which could cause the lateral link to separate from the sub-frame.
“If a fastener becomes loose enough or separates from the sub-frame such that the lateral link separates from the sub-frame, the wheel alignment could shift and cause instability, which may adversely impact vehicle controllability and increase the risk of a collision.”
- A total of 106 vehicles are affected from 2019 to 2021
- The VIN list is attached here
- The original recall notice is attached here
Tesla says it will inspect affected vehicles to ensure proper torque of the fasteners securing the front suspension lateral links to the sub-frame.
If said fasteners are loose or missing, Tesla will re-torque the fastener to the correct specification. If this issue has led to any vehicle damage, Tesla will replace the damaged component.
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