Tesla is recalling 70,421 model year 2012-2016 Tesla Model S vehicles equipped with Bosch steering racks.
The aluminum bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture causing a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist.
Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
What to do
Tesla will notify owners, and Tesla Service Centers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts and add a corrosion-preventative sealer, free of charge.
The recall was expected to begin March 29, 2018.
Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-18-32-002.