According to documents made public on Wednesday, Tesla Inc is recalling almost 6,000 vehicles in the United States because brake caliper bolts may come loose, resulting in a loss of tire pressure.
The recall affects Model 3 and Model Y automobiles manufactured between 2019 and 2021. According to Tesla’s filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), no incidents or injuries have been reported as a result of the problem, and the firm will examine and tighten or replace the caliper nuts as needed.
According to Tesla, unsecured caliper nuts might cause the brake caliper to detach and strike the wheel rim, resulting in tire pressure loss in “very uncommon scenarios.” In the “unlikely event” that a loose or missing fastener causes vehicle damage, the business said it will arrange for a tow to the nearest service center for repair.
Tesla was notified in December of a field occurrence involving a 2021 Model Y car with a missing fastener on the driver-side rear brake caliper, according to the NHTSA document.
Since then, the business has taken steps to prevent the bolts from loosening throughout the assembly process.