Complaint Number: 11088871
Vehicle Identification Number: unknown
Your Vehicle's Make Model and Model Year: TESLA MODEL S 2015
Note: Your VIN, make, model, and year are all protected under the Privacy Act.
What part of your car was affected? Steering
Here is a forum post from today where an owner reports that his electric steering motor has fallen off: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/power-steering-falling-apart.100951/page-15 **cvrcv, Today at 1:58 AM My power steering motor fell off while attempting to pull out of my garage this morning. 12/2015 delivery, 15k miles. I was going to replace the bolts myself on the Saturday after the recall announcement, but I decided not to given Tesla was doing a recall. Was almost impossible for me to steer it. You never realize how heavy the Model S steering is, because the power steering turns on as soon as you open the door. Also I don't see FSD is going to work without dual redundant power steering motors. Single point of failure. ** There is already a "voluntary recall" issued for this problem but Tesla describes it as non urgent and not a safety issue. That is ridiculous. Just on that forum thread alone there have been dozens of cases of the steering motor falling off completely and the car being near impossible to steer. Pointing out the bleeding obvious - the Tesla Autopilot relies on this motor. Please issue an IMMEDIATE recall. Thank you. Concerned citizen.
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When did this happen? 04/17/2018
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 10
About how many miles were on your vehicle at the time of the incident? 15000