Tesla recalls 40,000 U.S. vehicles over potential loss of power steering assist

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is recalling just over 40,000 2017-2021 Model S and Model X vehicles that may experience a loss of power steering assist when driving on rough roads or after hitting a pothole.The Texas-based electric vehicle manufacturer has released an over-the-air software update to recalibrate the system after it began rolling out an update on Oct. 11 to better detectunexpected steering assist torque.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said a loss of power steering assist can require greater steering effort, especially at low speeds, increasing the crash risks.Tesla said it had identified 314 vehicle …
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