Tesla Recalls 843 Model X SUVs in Canada Over Power Steering Issue

Transport Canada has announced that Tesla is recalling 843 Model X SUVs due to a potential issue with the power steering assist that could make steering harder and increase the risk of a crash, the Montreal Gazette is reporting. The recall also covers 14,193 Model X vehicles in the U.S.

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According to Transport Canada, Tesla will arrange for the replacement of the mounting bolts and will also replace the steering gear if needed. Tesla says the vehicles being recalled include most Model X vehicles built before mid-October 2016 and that the move does not affect the SUVs built after that date.

The electric car maker also said it was not aware of any injuries or collisions relating to the power steering component. 

Tesla added drivers can continue to operate their Model X SUVs before the issue is addressed. Tesla said it will contact owners to schedule appointments when parts are available.

Tesla said it will also apply a corrosion-preventative sealer in all affected Model X vehicles to account for the possibility that vehicles may later be used in cold climates.

In March last year, Tesla issued a similar recall for 123,000 Model S vehicles worldwide built before April 2016 that called for replacing steering assist motor bolts.