make and model information
2014 - 2016
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.
Tesla Motors Australia Pty Ltd
Who should owners/operators contact for more information?
Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.