Robert Bosch Automotive Steering has issued a safety recall to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) due to a problem with the aluminum mounting bolts used in its Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems.
The company says that the bolts may corrode when it exposed to certain outdoor elements, such as road salt. This corrosion may cause the bolts to fracture and the steering deal to detach, which may cause drivers to lose power steering and crash.
The company submitted a report to allow recalls to move forward based on the decisions of Ford and Tesla.
What to do
Bosch says it is working with affected manufacturers and dealers to replace the defective bolts and add a corrosion-preventive sealer, free of charge.
Ford owners can contact the automaker's customer service line for more information at 1-866-436-7332; Tesla owners can contact their respective customer service line at 1-877-798-3752.
Additionally, drivers may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for more information at its hotline or website by dialing 1-888-327-4236 or by visiting www.safercar.gov.