Tesla calls back 40,000 cars for steering error

Elon Musk’s electric carmaker says the vehicle’s power steering assist system can fail on rough roads or after hitting a pothole.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said this could require greater steering effort, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of crashes.

Tesla released a software update to recalibrate the system.

There are no known injuries or deaths related to the issue, he said.

However, 314 vehicle alerts have been issued for US vehicles that may be linked to the recall. The recall affects the 2017-21 S and X models.

According to Telsa, more than 97% of recalled vehicles had an update installed that had already fixed the problem.

Separately, Tesla is recalling 53 2021 Model S exterior mirrors that were built for the European market and do not meet U.S. “compliance” requirements.

Tesla issued 17 recall notices in 2022, affecting 3.4 million vehicles.

In September, nearly 1.1 million cars in the United States were recalled because the windows were closing too quickly and could pinch your fingers.

The Twitter effect

After buying Twitter, Mr. Musk reportedly worked with software engineers at Tesla to look under the hood of the social media platform.

But his other business ventures appear to be suffering from a domino effect as Tesla investors continue to sell shares.

Its shares closed 5% higher in New York on Monday at $197.08 (£172.41), the lowest since June 2021.

Investors are believed to be concerned that the billionaire has been distracted by his recent acquisition and is paying less attention to his other pursuits.

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