electric power steering
Tesla will recall roughly 123,000 of the Model S electric cars it built from 2012 through April 2016 to replace bolts in the power-steering units of the electric cars. The company said the bolts could corrode in cars used on roads where calcium or magnesium salts are used to melt ice. The Model S steering would not fail even if the bolt sheared, Tesla said, but the effort required to turn the wheel would increase. DON'T MISS: Tesla recalls 53,000 Model S, Model X electric cars for parking-brake issue (Apr 2017) Tesla calls yesterday's action a "voluntary recall," and noted that the issue had...
BMW ActiveE Safety Recall For Possible Power Steering Failure
BMW is recalling its ActiveE electric cars to replace a potentially faulty component whose failure could leave drivers without power steering. According to the text of the recall, "variations in electrical current" may occur within the electric power steering, leading to a sudden loss of the power...John Voelcker
2001-2003 Toyota Prius Recall: Steering Nut On Early Hybrids
Toyota has issued a recall notice for its very earliest hybrids, the 2001 through 2003 Prius sedan models. The company will replace the pinion-shaft attachment nuts in the electric power steering box, which could loosen over time if the wheel is "repeatedly and strongly turned" to the full-lock...John Voelcker