According to foreign media reports, road salt is clearly the number one public enemy of car lovers.The car company announced a new recall for the electric SUV on Wednesday, local time, for the salt that many U.S. roads would use for deicing doesn't look very friendly to Tesla's Model X either.
Tesla pointed out that they found that the road salt would cause excessive corrosion to the bolts of the electric steering motor of model x, and they announced a recall. Specifically, the recalled model is model x produced before mid October 2016.
Unfortunately, the automaker did not disclose the exact number of vehicles affected by the recall, but the production schedule may not be such a large number.
Tesla says areas that use calcium or magnesium salts are more corrosive to bolts than areas where sodium chloride is dumped on the road. If the corrosion reaches a limit point, the bolt may break and cause loss of power steering. A sudden loss of power steering means an increased risk of collision. This problem is more obvious at low speeds, when it requires more power to operate the car.
However, Tesla also pointed out that the cars could still be driven safely, and they would contact the owners to arrange service appointments, but did not mention the time frame for the start of the recall. Tesla's solution is to replace the bolts and apply sealant to prevent possible future corrosion. In addition, if the bolt has been damaged, the owner will get a new steering gear, and all these services will be free of charge.