Tesla had to recall nearly 6,000 units of its vehicles in the United States (US). This is because the brake caliper bolts are potentially loose, and can cause a loss of pressure to the tires. Thus the published document, confiscated from Reuters, Wednesday (2/6/2021).
This recall campaign involves the Model 3 produced from 2019 to 2021 and the Model Y 2020 to 2021.
The Elon Musk manufacturer himself has reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the problem. The Uncle Sam country brand itself, will also check and tighten, or replace the caliper bolts if necessary.
Tesla stated that this loose bolt could separate the brake calipers and touch the wheel rims, which can lead to a loss of tire pressure in very rare circumstances. Then, if any owner experiences the problem, Tesla will tow the unit and take it to the nearest repair shop.
Meanwhile, the electric car company obtained information regarding the brake caliper bolt problem in December 2020. This is because an incident involving the Model Y had occurred, with the rear brake caliper bolt loose on the driver’s side. Since then, the company has taken steps to prevent the brake caliper bolts from loosening in the assembly process.
Challenge Tesla and BMW, Porsche Prepares New Electric Car
The segmentation of electric sedans is getting excited again. Not only followed by ordinary manufacturers, however, premium automotive manufacturers also present their champions. For example, BMW has officially introduced their latest model i4. This model, becomes a new challenger for Tesla, where the dominance of electric cars is increasingly crowded and diverse.
Not wanting to stay silent, Porsche is also reportedly preparing its new weapon to face the BMW champion. The information quoted from carscoops, which said the new model will be paired to compete with the Tesla Model 3 and BMW i4.
The information shared, Porsche, is rumored to have prepared a PPE platform to build their electric sedan. As for the placement of the segment, the model which is known to use the Cajun name, is under the Taycan, Posrche’s electric car that was recently introduced.
Speaking further, Cajun, will later share a platform with their flagship SUV, the Macan. Some of the specifications that will be used together include the platform, battery, and powertrain.