Some 9,500 Tesla 2020 Model Y and 2016 Model X vehicles are being recalled due to problems linked to the adhesive used in their manufacture.
Tesla Inc has recalled the vehicles because roof trim may separate and bolts may not have been tightened properly.
Specifically, the recall covers 9,136 Model X cars made for the 2016 model year and 401 Model Ys from the 2020 model year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The problem with the Model X develops on the front and spine of the vehicle’s cosmetic roof trim. It appears the cosmetic appliques were installed without using primer. Also, one or both pieces of trim could separate as the vehicle is being operated on roads.
Tesla Recalls Vehicles Due to Potential Road Hazard
If this happens, it could become a traffic hazard. Tesla became aware of the problem and filed documents with the NHTSA after the agency reported in September an event involving a 2016 Model X. Tesla began an investigation into the root cause and frequency of the problem and thus issued the recall.
The automaker stated it will inspect the recalled vehicles. The auto maker will also apply a retention test and should the vehicle fail, Tesla will apply primer to fix the problem.
2020 Tesla Model Y Recall
The second Tesla recall covers 401 Model Ys from the 2020 model year.
The Model Y vehicles are experiencing a problem where bolts connecting the front upper control arm and steering knuckle may come loose. This would most likely be due to inadequate tightening. The NHTSA said the upper control arm could potentially detach from the steering knuckle.
Officials at Tesla reported three vehicle repairs involved the upper control arm that had separated. The company stated that vehicles will be inspected for proper torque and if needed, they would adjust the cars.
This is not the first time Tesla recalled the Model Y for a steering issue. Two years ago, Tesla recalled 123,000 cars from its Model S line because of a power steering problem.
The California-based automaker was not aware of any accidents or injuries tied involving the issues related to these two recalls.
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