Palo Alto’s Tesla Inc recalls nearly 6,000 US cars over potentially loose bolts



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Palo Alto’s Tesla Inc recalls nearly 6,000 US cars over potentially loose bolts

On Wednesday, a Tesla Inc filing with the US NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) had revealed that the Palo Alto, California-based world’s largest automotive industry tycoon by market valuation, would recall nearly 6,000 vehicles in the United States over potential concerns that the vehicles’ brake calliper bolts could be loose with probable loss of tire pressure.

Nonetheless, the documents filed with US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published earlier in the day had added that there had not been any report of injuries or crashes linked with the issue and the automaker would inspect and tighten the calliper bolts of recalled vehicles.

Aside from that, the recall would involve certain Model 3 vehicles between model-year 2019 and 2021, alongside 2020-21 Model Y vehicles.

Tesla recalls 6,000 vehicles in the US

However, the Palo Alto, California-based electric vehicle industry trailblazer had said that the company had been made aware of the issue back in December last year during a field event involving a 2021 Model Y Tesla vehicle, that lost a bolt on driver-side rear-brake calliper.

Nevertheless, the company had taken precautionary measures since then to prevent loosening of bolts, added the Tesla Inc document. Apart from that, Tesla Inc was quoted saying in the document that a loose calliper bolt might separate brake calliper and allow it to make contact with wheel rim that could eventually lead to a loss of tire pressure in “very rare circumstances”, while the carmaker had also pledged to arrange a tow truck, had there been a vehicle damage due to the issue.