Recall Issued for older Tesla Model 3s Due to Potential Suspension Issue

Model 3

Tesla has announced a recall of 422 units of the Model 3 in the US produced between January 2018 and March 2019. The recall is due to a potential issue with the front suspension lateral link fasteners, which may loosen over time and cause the lateral link to separate from the sub-frame.

Tesla says that the driver may observe an unusual noise emanating from the front suspension if their car is affected by the issue, which could lead to a shift in the wheel alignment, causing instability and increasing the risk of a collision.

The recall was initiated after Tesla received 25 warranty claims and two filed reports related to the Model 3’s front suspension lateral link. The automaker investigated the issue and found a correlation between the loose fasteners and production dates. As of now, Tesla is not aware of any accidents caused by this issue.

Affected Model 3 owners will be notified by a letter that will be mailed on May 30, although they can also contact Tesla’s customer service line earlier than that. The EVs will be inspected in Tesla Service Centers, and any missing or loose fasteners will be replaced and/or re-torqued to the correct specification. Additionally, those who have already replaced the lateral link fasteners or other related components at their own expense may be eligible for reimbursement.

Transport Canada has not yet published the same recall in Canada. You can check if your vehicle is affected by using Tesla’s VIN Recall Search Tool.

The full recall notice is below.

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