Tesla Motors Australia Pty Ltd - TESLA MODEL S 2014 - 2016

recall information

Recall number
REC-001277
PRA number
2018/16713
Campaign number
SB-18-32-002
Original published date

make and model information

Make
TESLA
Model
MODEL S
Year range
2014 - 2016
Affected units
915

Identifying features

see attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

In some Model S vehicles when exposed to long-term, high-corrosion environments, the aluminum bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and weaken. If these bolts fracture, the power steering gear assist motor may move, causing the transmission belt to slip and resulting in reduced or lost power steering assist.

What are the hazards?

Reduced or lost power steering assist would require greater steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of an accident.

What should consumers do?

When parts become available mid-2018, Tesla will notify vehicle owners by mail requesting them to contact Tesla to schedule a free repair.
Supplier details
Tesla Motors Australia Pty Ltd

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Contact website

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Product type