Tesla recalls 9,500 Model X and Model Y cars over roof, bolt issues

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk gets back into his Tesla after talking to media before visiting the construction site of the future US electric car giant Tesla, on September 03, 2020 in Gruenheide near Berlin.

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Tesla is recalling more than 9,500 of its Model X and Model Y electric vehicles over potentially faulty roof trim and bolts that could be inadequately tightened.

The company’s stock traded about 1% lower in the premarket Wednesday.

The larger recall covers 9,136 Model X cars produced between Sept. 17, 2015 and July 31, 2016, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filing. The agency said the front and spine cosmetic roof trim may have been applied without the necessary primer and the pieces may separate over time.

Tesla also recalled 401 2020 Model Y vehicles over a potential issue with its bolts.

The NHTSA said that the bolts connecting the front upper control arm and steering knuckle may not have been properly tightened, which could allow the upper control arm to detach from the steering knuckle.

“A detached upper control arm can cause the wheels to lean in or out, decreasing the driver’s ability to steer and increase the risk of a crash,” the agency said in a filing.

Tesla said it was not aware of accidents or injuries associated with either recall.

The automaker said it will inspect affected vehicles and adjust as needed.

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