- Tesla has recalled 2,791 Model Y and Model 3 vehicles over a potential suspension issue, per the NHTSA.
- The NHTSA said the issue could make the vehicles unstable and increase the risk of a crash.
- Tesla would tighten or replace the potentially faulty part for free, the NHTSA said.
The regulator said on its website that a potential suspension problem with the cars could increase the risk of crashes. The issue, related to fasteners on the front suspension, could shift the wheel alignment and make the vehicle unstable, the regulator added.
An NHTSA safety recall report on 2,791 Teslas said that an “abnormal noise may occur and be detectable by the customer from the front suspension.”
The recalled vehicles comprise certain Model Y vehicles built in 2020 and 2021 and some Model 3 vehicles built between 2019 and 2021, the NHTSA said.
As part of the recall, Tesla would tighten or replace the lateral-link fasteners for free, according to the NHTSA.
Tesla didn’t immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
The recall doesn’t necessarily mean that the fasteners on all the vehicles may loosen — it just means that Tesla wants to inspect the vehicles and make any necessary repairs.
In June, Tesla issued two recalls for nearly 8,000 vehicles with potentially faulty seat belts. In the same month, nearly 6,000 Tesla Model 3 and Model Ys were recalled because of potentially loose bolts that could affect tire pressure.