Tesla has issued a recall impacting 2,822 cars.
In a note to owners, Tesla said it has decided to “proactively recall certain Model 3 and Model Y vehicles to inspect the bolts that secure the lateral link in the front suspension.”
The company said the recall applies to certain Model 3 vehicles built between January 2019 and April 2021 and certain Model Y vehicles built between March 2020 and June 2021.
“On certain vehicles, the lateral link bolts may not have been secured to the correct specifications,” Tesla said in a note to owners. “This could cause the fasteners to loosen over time, which could cause the lateral link to separate from the sub-frame. If the fasteners become loose, you may detect abnormal noise from the front suspension. We are not aware of any crashes or injuries relating to this condition.”
In a filing with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Tesla said that there were instances on the assembly line where the fastener was not torqued to specification. The fix is fairly simple. Tesla mechanics will torque the fasteners tighter if loose and replace in the event they missing entirely.