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Tesla Model S Sedans Recalled for Power Steering Component

Tesla Motors is recalling an estimated 123,000 Model S vehicles built before April 2016 because the bolts in the power steering component may be corroded and could possibly fail. In the event the bolts fail, the driver would still be able to steer the car but would be required to use "excessive force," leading to an increased risk of injury.

Do Semi-Autonomous Systems Foster Driver Inattention?

A Tesla Model S crash in the Los Angeles area is raising questions about the risks associated with semi-autonomous driving systems. When driving responsibilities are shared by the driver and the vehicle, do drivers tend to lose focus and over-rely on automation? Video courtesy of the Los Angeles Times via YouTube. For the full story, click here.

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to over-reliance on vehicle automation” are the probable cause of the May 7, 2016, collision of a tractor-trailer and a Tesla S sedan operating in autonomous mode.

Tesla Discontinues Base Model S

Tesla will discontinue its entry-level Model S 60 and all-wheel 60D sedans that carry a $68,000 price point, and will sell the 75 and 75D sedans that retail for at least $74,500 as the entry models, the company announced in a letter to owners.