Following reports of steering wheels detaching from the steering column while driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has initiated yet another investigation into Tesla’s Model Y SUV.
As per a report by AP News, the NHTSA has initiated an investigation into approximately 120,000 Model Y vehicles from the 2023 model year. The agency was prompted to act after receiving two complaints of steering wheels detaching while driving. Some customers have suggested that a missing bolt securing the wheel to the steering column may be the cause of the issue.
According to documents published on NHTSA’s website on Wednesday, the agency noted that both incidents occurred when the Model Y SUVs had low mileage. The investigation will focus on determining if the issues are widespread and reviewing Tesla’s manufacturing and quality control process.
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