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Model 3, Model Y Recalled for Loose Suspension Bolts

About 6,000 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles have been recalled due to loose brake caliper bolts.

According to a notice posted by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the recall is for Model 3 sedans from 2019-2021 and Model Y SUVs built 2020-2021. 

NHTSA says the loose brake calipers could hit the rim of the wheel and cause the tire to lose pressure, increasing the risk of an accident.

Repairs will be handled by Tesla service centers. In some instances, the caliper bolts may need to be replaced. The fix will be free.

focher

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Anyone know anything more like what cars are involved? I haven’t felt anything on my 2020 but will be trying to find out what vin numbers this is related to.
Check your VIN at the NHTSA recall site.
 

73Bruin

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Check your VIN at the NHTSA recall site.
Thank you for the link. I checked my Dec 2020 MY and it doesn't show this issue. It does show the recall for the possible loose seat belt retractor bolts that Tesla Mobile Service is coming out tomorrow to check and if needed repair. I will ask the tech about this.
 

StanT

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I have nothing for my VIN either- BUT I happen to have a service appointment in a few days on my 2020 MY. I'm going to ask them when I get there about this- we'll see what they say... I'll report back.
 
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habanero69

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Can anyone show an image of what the bolts look like? My wife found a bolt in our driveway and threw it away thinking it was construction debris since homes are still being built on our street. :( It could also be related to my S. That would be a bummer.
 

CanadianRob

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So this is interesting... After I took delivery of my M3P on March 30th, I had an issue with vibrations from the rear end and a hot rotor on the rear driver side. It went to service and sat there for 3 weeks while they replaced both of the rear calipers completely (according to the invoice). Wonder if this is related. They never told me what was wrong with them that caused them to need replacing.
 

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Can anyone show an image of what the bolts look like? My wife found a bolt in our driveway and threw it away thinking it was construction debris since homes are still being built on our street. :( It could also be related to my S. That would be a bummer.

I'd also like to know which bolts and what is the torque spec. Inquiry minds want to know. ;)

Mike
 

coolmanfever

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One rear left tire has been losing one psi each day for the past 3 weeks. Every time I pump up, it will lose pressure slowly one psi a day. Maybe this the cause?
 

Darmie

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Interesting, that I came here to see what I could find out about the Model Y and there's already related comments. I guess we feel that the MY shares many parts with the 3. They did change out an ac sensor when I had windshield replaced.
 

MP3Mike

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One rear left tire has been losing one psi each day for the past 3 weeks. Every time I pump up, it will lose pressure slowly one psi a day. Maybe this the cause?

I wouldn't think so. That would most likely be a screw/nail in your tire. You should be able to tell if the caliper was rubbing/wearing against the inside of the wheel and wore a hole through it.
 

variable

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Mobile tech just finished my inspection. No issues. He says he's done 200+ already and not found a single issue.

One thing I should warn you on, the mobile dispatch tried to reschedule my service appointment because they didn't have the bolts in stock. This is pretty silly since A) it appears this is a non-issue in 99.9% of instances and B) if you are that .1% and you're missing a brake caliper bolt, let me tell you, you probably would have found out already from the noise of the caliper against the rim. So don't let them try to reschedule the inspection because of that.
 
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mikeymike88

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Mobile tech just finished my inspection. No issues. He says he's done 200+ already and not found a single issue.

One thing I should warn you on, the mobile dispatch tried to reschedule my service appointment because they didn't have the bolts in stock. This is pretty silly since A) it appears this is a non-issue in 99.9% of instances and B) if you are that .1% and you're missing a brake caliper bolt, let me tell you, you probably would have found out already from the noise of the caliper against the rim. So don't let them try to reschedule the inspection because of that.
Agreed. Just got back from the service center for my inspection and they said the bolts were torqued to spec and everything was normal