Tesla Inc. has issued a voluntary safety recall of certain Model Y electric vehicles, due to risks of loss of steering control.
The Texas-based EV maker said the recall affects 137 Model Y vehicles from model years 2022 and 2023.
“A loose fastener may allow the steering wheel to disconnect from the steering column, which can cause a loss of steering control and increase the risk of a crash,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in its recall acknowledgment letter.
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Tesla said it identified four warranty claims and one field report between Nov. 12, 2022 and April 26, 2023 related to the steering wheel condition. The company said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or deaths related to the condition.
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