Tesla is one of the most famous electric car manufacturers in the world. It retains this status for many years now. However, as in the case of other carmakers, from time to time, the company also has to deal with manufacturing issues. It is worth noting that the company issued recall orders for more than 9,000 vehicles in the U.S. This includes 9,136 Model Xs from 2016 as well as 401 Model Ys from 2020. People should take into account that the issues were filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The California-based company intends to recall the vehicles for testing and fixes.
Interestingly, the larger of the two orders affects 9,136 Model Xs from the 2016 model year. According to the report prepared by NHTSA, the cars feature cosmetic appliques that may have been applied without a primer. As a result, it could cause the trim on the roof of the car to fall off while driving at high speeds.
According to the information provided by the carmaker, it will apply a retention test to the potentially affected cars and reapply primers and adhesives, so the trim attaches properly. As mentioned above, it is not the first time when roof fixtures caused problems for Tesla. For example, in one recent incident, a Model Y lost its entire roof due to a poorly applied seal. However, this incident seems not to be related to the issues that caused today’s recalls.
Tesla and technical issues
Importantly, Tesla issued recall orders for 401 Model Y vehicles from the 2020 model year. The model Y vehicles affected by this decision may feature loose bolts in the front upper control arm that connects to the car’s steering knuckles.
It is worth noting that Tesla encountered similar problems in the past. Interestingly, the company previously recalled 123,000 cars from its Model S line due to a power steering problem.
According to the report, Tesla knows of only three vehicles affected by loose bolts. However, overall it’s not aware of any accidents or injuries tied to either recall. Importantly, the recall of Model X and Model Y is unlikely to have much impact on the company’s recent financial success. Based on the information provided by the company, it will test and fix affected vehicles free of charge if they are eligible for the recall. Tesla, as well as other car manufacturers, should pay more attention to small details.