As The Guardian reported, more than 1,000 Tesla electric vehicles in Australia have been recalled. A steering issue that could raise “the risk of an accident causing serious injury or death” to drivers, passengers, and other road users has led to this decision.
On November 16, The Australian Department of Transport issued the recall. As a result, the Tesla Model S and Model X recalls were due to a power steering problem impacting vehicles sold between 2017 and 2020.
The recall came just days after a high-speed crash involving a Tesla in China took away the lives of two bystanders.
1,012 Tesla vehicles in Australia are in the scope of this latest recall. This is due to a risk that their electronic power assists steering system could lose power following a recent software update.
The recall comes after a two-week-old statement regarding 326 Model 3 vehicles with a seat belt problem.
Video of a high-speed crash in Guangdong, China, earlier this week showed a Tesla Model Y vehicle moving erratically after appearing to slow down to park.
After the accident, Tesla told Reuters, “Police are currently seeking a third party appraisal agency to identify the truth behind this accident and we will actively provide any necessary assistance.”