Tesla is recalling approximately 6,000 model-year 2019-21 Model 3 sedans and 2020-21 Model Y crossovers due to loose brake caliper bolts that could cause the brake caliper to separate and contact the wheel rim. Rim contact may cause a loss of tire pressure, increasing the risk of a crash.
Tesla has not provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 877-798-3752 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, Tesla will inspect and tighten or replace the caliper bolts as needed.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.