While it’s true that no vehicle is perfect, it does seem like Tesla’s ...
While it’s true that no vehicle is perfect, it does seem like Tesla’s Model S has been scrutinized more so than just about any other car lately. Not that big of the surprise with all the tech it’s packing, especially a semi-autonomous Autopilot.
In this case, we are looking at the steering problem, seemingly unrelated to the vehicle’s ability to drive autonomously. According to the owner, Marques Brownlee, there were two separate incidents involving a loss of steering.
Before we get into that, we have to mention that his vehicle, nicknamed Apollo was one of the first P100D facelifted models to roll off the assembly line, and which may or may not be relevant to the problem.
What we know right now is that the both incidents happened while the vehicle was turning, as this driver had to apply more force in order to complete the turn – more like the loss of power steer than anything else. The Model S did display two notifications: Car Needs Service (Steering Assist Reduced) and the Park Assist Unavailable.
After the vehicle was serviced, Tesla replaced the steering rack, but the issue persisted. Hopefully, the EV-maker will come up with the proper diagnosis and a permanent fix.
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