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Tesla Under Investigation: Loss of Steering Control in Model 3 and Model Y

According to CNBC, Tesla is currently the subject of an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United States regarding steering issues with its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles. The NHTSA has received several complaints from owners who encountered problems with their steering while driving, leading to concerns about potential loss of control.

Some drivers reported experiencing a loss of power steering, while others mentioned instances where the steering would lock in place, preventing the car from turning and restricting movement to only forward and backward. The severity of the issue has prompted one driver to claim that it resulted in a crash.

The NHTSA labeled this investigation as a “preliminary evaluation,” and it could potentially affect around 280,000 Tesla vehicles in the United States.

Interestingly, this isn’t the only ongoing investigation involving Tesla’s vehicles. Earlier this year, the company faced scrutiny over reports of the steering wheel “falling off” the Model Y. In one case, an owner reported that the steering wheel partially disconnected from the steering column, raising further concerns about the safety of the vehicle’s steering system.

In addition to the ongoing investigations regarding steering issues, Tesla is also facing challenges with its Full Self-Driving Beta software. The company initiated a recall of the software due to problems related to navigating certain intersections during stale yellow traffic lights and other issues. As a result, Tesla temporarily halted installations of the Full Self-Driving Beta until the problems were resolved, preventing new users from gaining access to the feature.

Despite these challenges, the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y remain immensely popular electric vehicles in various markets. In fact, in some cases, they have achieved the status of being the most popular cars worldwide, reflecting the strong appeal of Tesla’s electric vehicles among consumers.

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