Lemon Alert: U.S. Senators Demand Recall on Tesla's Steering and Suspension Safety Crisis

Tesla Suspension and Steering problems

In light of recent investigations highlighting Tesla steering and suspension problems, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward J. Markey have called for a recall of any Tesla components that may pose safety risks.

This significant move comes after a Reuters investigation uncovered issues related to steering and suspension parts in Tesla defective models.

The senators expressed their concerns in a letter addressed to Tesla’s top executive, Elon Musk, urging swift action to rectify these safety defects and prevent any further concealment of the causes of these flaws from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The demand for a recall underscores the seriousness of the situation and reflects growing international concern over Tesla’s safety standard.

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Tesla Steering and Suspension Problems: The Issue at Hand

According to the recent investigation by Reuters, it has brought to light concerns regarding Tesla’s steering and suspension parts.

Incidents involving the failure of these components, particularly the aft link suspension part, have raised alarm.

The frequency of such failures and Tesla’s response to these incidents form the core of the current debate.

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Tesla's Response to Steering and Suspension Failures

Tesla’s approach to addressing the reported failures has been a point of contention.

The company has attributed these failures to driver behavior, such as “abuse,” including scenarios like hitting a curb.

However, this explanation has faced criticism from various quarters, including regulatory bodies and automotive experts.

International Investigations on Steering and Suspension Issues

Internationally, the safety of Tesla’s vehicles is under scrutiny.

Agencies in Sweden and Norway have initiated inquiries into the suspension failures reported in Tesla EVs.

These investigations mirror the concerns raised in the United States and indicate a broader, global apprehension about Tesla’s vehicle safety standards.

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward J. Markey

U.S. Senators' Stance on Tesla's Practices

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward J. Markey have expressed serious concerns over Tesla’s practices.

Their focus is not just on the technical failures but also on the company’s communication strategy with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and its customers.

The senators have urged Tesla to address these issues promptly and transparently.

Markey and Blumenthal Joint Statement on Autopilot Recall

“This recall is critically needed to make Tesla’s cars safer, but it is egregiously overdue.

We have long sounded alarms about Tesla exaggerating the true capabilities of Autopilot and other flawed features.

We urge NHTSA to continue its investigations to spur necessary recalls, and Tesla to stop misleading drivers and putting the public in great danger.”

Markey and Blumenthal Concerns over Suspension and Steering Flaws

The letter written to Musk, was fueled by Reuters investigation covering the growing number of suspension and steering issues reported by consumers globally. 

Basically, both senators address the concern that Tesla has handled the communication with its consumers poorly by blaming drivers for abusive driving habits causing steering and suspension issues. 


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Tesla's Future Steps: Can The Lemon Law Help?

The issues surrounding Tesla’s steering and suspension components warrant a thorough and transparent investigation.

As Tesla figures out what their next steps are, Tesla owners are looking for solutions other than covering repair costs like leaning on the Lemon Law. 

Consumers are frustrated with the lack of support from Tesla and have no other recourse than to file a Lemon Law claim. Call us today and we will connect you with a Lemon Lawyer near you. 

Tesla Suspension and Steering Issues FAQs

Tesla Model S vehicles have reported issues with the suspension control arm, leading to poor steering response and delayed or unpredictable vehicle behavior.

Yes, Tesla is under investigation following complaints from drivers of 2023 Model 3 and Y vehicles who reported losing steering control.

Tesla has denied some suspension and steering problems, often attributing failures to driver behavior or external damage, rather than acknowledging inherent part defect​s.

Numerous drivers have experienced steering and suspension problems, particularly in newer models, with tens of thousands of cases reported.

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