Less than a month before its inclusion into the benchmark S&P 500, a league of legends of corporate tycoons accountable for roughly 45 per cent of entire trading activities in the Wall St., Tesla Inc., the Palo Alto, California-headquartered e-vehicle trailblazer had been hit with a US NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) probe over a potential suspension safety issue that involved more than 115,000 Tesla Model S and X vehicles.
Besides, latest US NHTSA probe on more than 115,000 Tesla vehicles comes over the heels of a November 20 class action lawsuit which had been filed against Tesla Inc. in a US District court of California over potential suspension issues in Model S and X, while the lawsuit had claimed that the aforementioned vehicles had manufacturing glitches which might lead to a premature failure of front and rear suspension control arm’s assembling components.
In point of fact, in a statement issued late on Friday, the US NHTSA was quoted saying that the US agency had opened an investigation on around 115,000 Tesla vehicles over a front suspension safety issue, while the probe would involve a preliminary evaluation of 2016-2017 Model X and 2015-2017 Model S vehicles.
Aside from that, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had also added that its latest probe on over 115,000 Tesla vehicles followed 43 complaints which had alleged a failure of the right or left front suspension fore links.
US NHTSA opens probe into 115,000 Tesla vehicles
On top of that, US NHTSA had cited a February 2017 Tesla Inc. service bulletin notifying a manufacturing condition that said, “Some vehicles have front fore links that may not meet Tesla strength specifications.
In the event of link failure, the driver can still maintain control of the vehicle but the tire may contact the wheel arch liner. ” Meanwhile, adding that 32 complaints were related to failures which happened during low-speed parking and 11 complaints were linked to front suspension failure during driving, the US agency said in the statement, “The complaints appear to indicate an increasing trend, with... three of the incidents at highway speeds reported within the last three months. ”