Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event on January 7, 2020, at the company’s factory in Shanghai, China.
According to documents made public by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Tesla is recalling 5,974 of its electric vehicles due to concerns that their brake calliper bolts may loosen, potentially causing a loss of tyre pressure and increasing the risk of a crash.
Certain 2019-2021 Model 3 and 2020-2021 Model Y vehicles are included in the voluntary recall. Tesla stated that it is not aware of any crashes or injuries caused by the potential defect. It will inspect and tighten or replace the calliper bolts for free as needed.
The stock of the company was down more than 1.5 percent Wednesday morning.
Tesla stated that it was made aware of a problem in December involving a 2021 Model Y with a missing fastener on the driver-side rear brake calliper. It has since taken precautions to avoid the problem during assembly.
The recall follows one in February involving 36,126 Model S and Model X vehicles in China and 134,951 vehicles in the United States, as requested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, due to touch-screen failures. In 2020, it recalled nearly 50,000 vehicles in China due to faulty suspension, and 9,500 Model X and Model Y vehicles in the United States due to roof and bolt issues. Tesla voluntarily recalled 123,000 Model S vehicles in 2018 due to a problem with the power steering component.