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Tesla Recalls 40,000 Vehicles in the US Due to Power Steering Assistance

Just over 40,000 2017–2021 Model S and Model X vehicles are being recalled by Tesla Inc. because they may lose power steering assistance when driving on bumpy roads or after hitting a pothole.

After starting to roll out an update on October 11 to better detect potential threats, the Texas-based manufacturer of electric vehicles has released an over-the-air software update to recalibrate the system’s unexpected torque for the steering assist.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a loss of power steering assist can make steering more difficult, especially at slow speeds, raising the likelihood of an accident.

However, Tesla said it is not aware of any injuries or fatalities related to this condition despite having identified 314 vehicle alerts for this condition among American vehicles that may be connected to the recall.