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Tesla recalls the car due to loose screws in the brake assembly

AmericaThere are about 6,000 models in the recall including Model 3 and Model Y due to a faulty brake pad bolt.

Specifically, the number of vehicles recalled is 5,974 Model 3 sedans manufactured in 2019-2021 and Model Y manufactured in 2020-2021. Loose brake pad bolts can loosen and cause the brake pads to come into contact with the wheel, which can reduce tire pressure.

The Tesla Model 3 in the recall area. Image: Tesla

According to a report by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), brake pads are held in place by two latches, and they can loosen over time if not tightened properly. According to the agency, if it comes into contact with the inner surface of the wheel rim, the wheel can be hindered from rotation, causing a loss of tire pressure. Owners can hear the brake pads making contact with the wheels. The agency says there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue.

Late last year, Tesla was notified of a 2021 Model Y that had lost a latch on the rear brake caliper and reviewed the torque specification at the time of production. According to NHTSA documents, the manufacturer has adjusted the manufacturing process to address this issue.

Tesla has yet to say when or how to notify owners of affected vehicles, but it will tighten or replace bolts free of charge.

Sunshine (according to the Caranddriver)


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