437 Model Y SUVs Recalled By Tesla Following a Steering Wheel Glitch

  • Tesla has issued a recall for 437 units of the Model Y crossover after it was revealed that the vehicles were facing a loose bolt issue with the steering wheel.
  • Tesla has reportedly contacted the owners of the affected Model Y cars who will be assisted with getting it fixed.
  • This comes just after Tesla issued a major recall for more than 9,000 units of the Model X SUV after it was found to have an issue with pieces detaching from the car whilst in motion.

American automaker Tesla has filed a fresh recall for 437 units of the Model Y crossover after it was revealed to have an issue with one of the steering wheel bolts that could ultimately lead to the front upper control arm and the steering knuckle separating from each other. Though this issue has been spotted with three Model Y units so far, the company said that it hasn’t been informed of any crash related to this particular issue.

Here’s how Tesla describes the issue in its report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

“The bolts connecting the front upper control arm and steering knuckle may not have been torqued to specification. If not properly secured, the upper control arm can unseat from the steering knuckle, resulting in excessive negative or positive camber and adverse impact to steering.”

Tesla has managed to identify the issue on 437 Model Y vehicles over a “two-month period in which manufacturing records cannot confirm that the front upper control arm was properly fastened to the steering knuckle.” The company has said that it is notifying the owners of the affected vehicles who will be assisted with fixing their vehicles.

Tesla Model Y

Since this issue cannot be remedied at home, affected customers will need to take it over to their nearest Tesla service location and get it fixed for free. It’s important to know that since this issue has only occurred during the specified two-month window, Model Y units bought before or after that timeframe aren’t affected by this glitch.

437 vehicles is a fairly small number given the popularity enjoyed by the Model Y in the U.S. Though it got off to a rocky start during the pandemic, Tesla has managed to stay the course and push more Model Y units off its factories.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first recall issued by the company today as it recalled more than 9,000 Model X cars earlier in the day citing an issue wherein small pieces from the car can detach whilst driving. The Model X recall, understandably, is far more concerning for Tesla given that it covers a large number of vehicles.

Via: Electrek