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Tesla recalls 6,000 Model 3, Model Y vehicles over loose brake bolts

By Don Johnson
Tesla Motors' offices in Fremont, Calif., are seen on May 10. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI
1 of 5 | Tesla Motors' offices in Fremont, Calif., are seen on May 10. Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo

June 2 (UPI) -- Tesla Motors is recalling 6,000 electric vehicles due to brake caliper bolts that may loosen due to driving.

The recall covers certain 2019-2021 Model 3 vehicles and 2020-2021 Model Y vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Tesla said the loose bolts could cause the loss of tire pressure and increase the risk of a crash.

The company said there aren't any known crashes or injuries resulting from the issue. The caliper bolts will be inspected, tightened or replaced at no cost.

Tesla said it learned of the issue in December involving a 2021 Model Y which had a missing fastener on the driver-side rear brake caliper. It said it's since corrected the issue during assembly.

In February, Tesla recalled 135,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over touch screen problems.

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