Tesla has announced it will voluntarily recall 15,000 Model X SUVs over the risk its power steering components will fail.
UPDATE (18/02/20): The recall has expanded to include 3183 Model Xs in China, as reported by Reuters.
CarAdvice understands no Australian vehicles are included in the recall.
The campaign includes vehicles built before mid-October 2016 and is not attributable to Australian models, as local Model X deliveries only began later in 2016.
According to a Tesla statement, aluminium fasteners used to connect power steering components in affected cars could corrode excessively, eventually resulting in a fracture and complete failure.
Reuters reports 15,000 vehicles are included in the recall.
Tesla claims the risk of this corrosion is increased in colder regions that de-ice their roads with calcium or magnesium-based salts. To date, the brand is not aware of any injuries or collisions caused by the failure.