Automotive manufacturers are not immune to various technical problems. In rapid development, mass production and the fact that they strive for the lowest possible costs, it is impossible to avoid faults and failures of components (in particular with new technologies). The latest victim of this kind of problems is the American car manufacturer Tesla, who discovered that bolts on the steering system of Tesla Model S are rusting faster than expected.
According to German newspaper Handelsblatt, 125,000 cars will be recruited by Tesla Motors. They also noticed that the problem occurs mainly in areas with lower temperatures and bigger possibility of snow, which consequently brings salt to the roads which can speed up the process of rusting. The problem is limited to vehicles from the first runs of the production of the model S and no matter where they are, Tesla will call in repair all cars with such bolts.
Although the problem occurred by the Tesla brand, the company avoids any liability for the situation. Instead, they direct their fingers towards the Bosch, manufacturer of the servo system, which does not yet want to comment on the situation. But the event threw new bad light on Tesla, mainly due to finger pointing to a German company. In the automotive industry, an agreement is in place for similar incidents, if possible, to be solved within partners concerned and to avoid unnecessary announcement of the suppliers. But Tesla obviously does not care for such agreements.