Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Inc. (TSLA) has recalled almost 6,000 vehicles in the United States citing a probability that brake caliper bolts could be loose a situation which can lead to loss of tire pressure.
According to public revealed documents, Tesla made a filing on the issue with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on June 2. Tesla says it first heard of this matter in December involving a 2021 Model Y vehicle with a missing fastener on the driver side rear brake caliper.
The vehicles affected by this recall include certain 2019-2021 Model 3 vehicles and 2020-2021 Model Y vehicles. Tesla says it has not received any reports of crashes or injuries related to the matter yet nonetheless, it will be inspecting and tightening or even replacing the caliper bolts depending on what needs to be done.
According to Tesla, these loose caliper bolts can allow brake caliper to separate and contact the wheel rim which in return can lead to loss of tire pressure however, the company says the chances of this happening are very minimal.
Tesla goes ahead to give further explanation that in the unlikely event where there is vehicle damage from a loose or missing fastener, it will arrange for a tow to the nearest service center to sort the repair.