2017 Tesla Model S

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

4 Recalls for 2017 Tesla Model S

Recall Date Component Summary
January 27, 2022 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ADAS:AUTONOMOUS/SELF DRIVING:SOFTWARE

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016-2022 Model S and Model X, 2017-2022 Model 3, and 2020-2022 Model Y vehicles. The “rolling stop” functionality available as part of the Full Self-Driving (Beta) software may allow the vehicle to travel through an all-way stop intersection without first coming to a stop.

Remedy:

Tesla will perform an over-the-air (OTA) software update that disables the “rolling stop” functionality, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 28, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-22-00-001.

December 21, 2021 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2014-2021 Model S vehicles. The front trunk latch assembly may be misaligned, preventing the secondary hood latch from engaging. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 113, “Hood Latch System.”

Remedy:

Tesla Service will inspect and reposition the latch assembly as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 18, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-21-11-003.

October 29, 2021 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: WARNINGS | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE:SOFTWARE

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2017-2021 Model S, Model 3, Model X, and 2020-2021 Model Y vehicles operating software version 2021.36.5.2. A communication error may cause false forward-collision warning (FCW) or unexpected activation of the automatic emergency brake (AEB) system.

Remedy:

Tesla Service has released an over the air (OTA) software update, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 28, 2021. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-21-00-004.

January 29, 2021 BACK OVER PREVENTION:SOFTWARE | EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL | VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Tesla Model S and 2016-2018 Model X vehicles with a center display equipped with a NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor and an 8GB eMMC NAND flash memory device. When the 8GB eMMC NAND flash memory device for the center display reaches lifetime wear, the eMMC controller will no longer be able to maintain the integrity of the filesystem, causing a failure in some of the center display functions.

Remedy:

Owners should ensure their vehicles are operating firmware release 2020.48.48.12 or newer, which will alert owners if the eMMC is approaching lifetime wear. Tesla will notify owners, and will replace the VCM daughterboard with one containing an enhanced eMMC controller, free of charge. The recall began March 29, 2021. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-21-21-001.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2017 Tesla Model S

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203 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2017 Tesla Model S

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Date Component  
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11011598
POWER TRAIN | STEERING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11005992
WHEELS
ODI Number: 10981928
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11021371
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11020673
SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11015893
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11015359
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 10970820
FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: WARNINGS | LANE DEPARTURE: WARNING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11416171
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11415985
STEERING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11413253
BACK OVER PREVENTION | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | VISIBILITY
ODI Number: 11408148
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
ODI Number: 11406999
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11406054
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11406967
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11406558
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11405209
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING
ODI Number: 11404471
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:INFOTAINMENT:VIDEO (TOUCH)SCREEN/MONITOR/UNIT
ODI Number: 11404269
BACK OVER PREVENTION | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | VISIBILITY
ODI Number: 11400017
WHEELS
ODI Number: 11397813
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11399934
STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11402499
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 11396853
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11396127
SUSPENSION | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11395324
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11397757
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11391147
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11389073
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11391112
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: WARNINGS | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11391109
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11390422
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11390419
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11389596
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11389582
BACK OVER PREVENTION: WARNINGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11390558
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11394286
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11394276
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11390664
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | LANE DEPARTURE: WARNING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11389337
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11394570
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
ODI Number: 11391189
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11391175
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11388764
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11387979
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11388710
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | LANE DEPARTURE: WARNING
ODI Number: 11388543
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11388355
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11388865
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11386624
FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11388316
BACK OVER PREVENTION: REARVIEW SYSTEM BRAKING | LANE DEPARTURE: BLIND SPOT DETECTION | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11388822
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
ODI Number: 11388313
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:INFOTAINMENT:VIDEO (TOUCH)SCREEN/MONITOR/UNIT
ODI Number: 11388292
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11388288
BACK OVER PREVENTION: WARNINGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11388110
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11388442
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11388441
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11388439
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:INFOTAINMENT:VIDEO (TOUCH)SCREEN/MONITOR/UNIT
ODI Number: 11383685
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11383493
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: WARNINGS
ODI Number: 11382727
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11376820
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11376818
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11376987
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11382830
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11376766
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11376510
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11377132
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL | LANE DEPARTURE: ASSIST
ODI Number: 11376961
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SERVICE BRAKES | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11376955
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11376747
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11376739
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11378458
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11376446
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11376894
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11378436
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11377042
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11375317
BACK OVER PREVENTION: WARNINGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING
ODI Number: 11375158
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11374990
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11375483
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11376212
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11376039
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11375404
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11375077
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11375236
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11375013
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11375553
BACK OVER PREVENTION: REARVIEW SYSTEM BRAKING | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11375164
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11366476
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11364813
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11360643
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11359949
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11361938
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11361934
STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11360383
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11354848
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11352228
STEERING | SUSPENSION | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11351962
AIR BAGS | ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11352297
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11343996
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11343077
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11343889
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | SUSPENSION | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11349119
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11342538
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11340121
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11342516
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11342282
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11342189
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11338736
SEATS
ODI Number: 11339645
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11339644
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11338521
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11339624
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11337287
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11331589
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11331574
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11331880
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11330628
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:INFOTAINMENT | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11331153
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11330746
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11331659
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11330708
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11329781
STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11312142
SUSPENSION | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11310679
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11307255
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
ODI Number: 11302917
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11300901
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11301179
STRUCTURE:BODY | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11300180
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11288480
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11288275
VISIBILITY/WIPER
ODI Number: 11289612
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11280758
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11281947
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11244971
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11271357
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11267723
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11265885
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN
ODI Number: 11207856
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11233752
ENGINE | STRUCTURE:BODY | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11229124
STEERING | SUSPENSION | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11220236
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11174732
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11173208
STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11144857
STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11141432
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11130003
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11102673
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11098517
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11093835
SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11096644
PARKING BRAKE | SERVICE BRAKES
ODI Number: 11096745
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11093575
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11092812
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11094041
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11194264
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11194559
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11189710
AIR BAGS | SERVICE BRAKES | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11089262
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11091686
STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11092151
STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11091483
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11083539
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11083814
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11080264
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11081918
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11076079
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11076414
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11076168
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11076160
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11076138
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11079492
LANE DEPARTURE | LANE DEPARTURE: LANE KEEP: AUTOMATIC STEERING
ODI Number: 11078440
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11163379
POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11162968
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11152302
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11150867
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY
ODI Number: 11121147
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11113560
STEERING | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11074547
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11072981
STEERING | SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11074874
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11065776
AIR BAGS | STRUCTURE:BODY | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11065563
SUSPENSION | WHEELS
ODI Number: 11066755
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11062576
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11062639
STEERING
ODI Number: 11064487
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11064628
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11055311
SERVICE BRAKES | UNKNOWN OR OTHER | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 11048161
STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11047950
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11046111
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11046106
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11043055
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11045744
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11043131
SUSPENSION
ODI Number: 11040636
SERVICE BRAKES | STEERING | UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11025501
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
ODI Number: 11332000
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65 Investigations for 2017 Tesla Model S

Date Opened Date Closed Component  
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:LINKAGES
POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:BELL HOUSING
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
BACK OVER PREVENTION: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:SPRINGS
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:SHIFT PATTERN INDICATOR
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:SOLENOID
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT:CONTROL MODULE
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:PEDAL/HAND LEVER(MOTORCYCLE)
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START INTERLOCK SWITCH
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
POWER TRAIN:AXLE HUBS
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES
POWER TRAIN
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:LUBRICANT
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:FLOOR SHIFT ASSEMBLY
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING: REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INTEGRATED TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL
SUSPENSION:FRONT
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ADAS
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL
BACK OVER PREVENTION: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION:COLUMN SHIFT ASSEMBLY
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:UNIVERSAL JOINT
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CENTER SUPPORT BEARING
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY:RELAY
VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:BANJO HOUSING
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:PROPULSION SYSTEM:TRACTION BATTERY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:CYBERSECURITY
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69 Service Alerts for 2017 Tesla Model S

Date Description
December 10, 2021 103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Some versions of Model S and X front drive unit halfshafts might cause excessive vibrations during hard acceleration at higher ride height settings. This is exclusively an NVH issue and does not otherwise affect steering functionality, brak

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

December 10, 2021 010000 STEERING

Some versions of Model S and X front drive unit halfshafts might cause excessive vibrations during hard acceleration at higher ride height settings. This is exclusively an NVH issue and does not otherwise affect steering functionality, brak

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

September 21, 2021 010000 STEERING

Some versions of Model S and X front drive unit halfshafts might cause excessive vibrations during hard acceleration at higher ride height settings. This is exclusively an NVH issue and does not otherwise affect steering functionality, brak

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 23, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

For some Model S and Model X vehicles built before March 2018, an 8GB embedded MultiMediaCard (?8GB eMMC?) in the Media Control Unit (MCU) might malfunction due to accumulated wear. This could result in a blank or intermittently blank touch

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 11, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

For some Model S and Model X vehicles built before March 2018, an 8GB embedded MultiMediaCard (?8GB eMMC?) in the Media Control Unit (MCU) might malfunction due to accumulated wear. This could result in a blank or intermittently blank touch

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

November 9, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

For some Model S and Model X vehicles built before March 2018, an 8GB embedded MultiMediaCard (?8GB eMMC?) in the Media Control Unit (MCU) might malfunction due to accumulated wear. This could result in a blank or intermittently blank touch

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

December 5, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

For some Model S and Model X vehicles built before March 2018, an 8GB embedded MultiMediaCard (?8GB eMMC?) in the Media Control Unit (MCU) might malfunction due to accumulated wear. This could result in a blank or intermittently blank touch

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

July 9, 2020 020000 SUSPENSION

On some Model S vehicles equipped with air suspension, a front-end rattle noise might come from behind the IP carrier when traveling over road transitions at low speed. For example, the noise might be heard when traveling from a driveway to

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

June 17, 2020 010000 STEERING

Some Model S and Model X vehicles might exhibit stiff steering due to corrosion at the lower steering column I-shaft U-joint.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 2, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

When some Autopilot HW2 and HW2.5 Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles are near airport ASR-9 radar antennae, the vehicle cameras might be affected by electromagnetic interference, and Autopilot/camera alerts might be displayed.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 2, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

When some Autopilot HW2 and HW2.5 Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles are near airport ASR-9 radar antennae, the vehicle cameras might be affected by electromagnetic interference, and Autopilot/camera alerts might be displayed.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

January 2, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

When some Autopilot HW2 and HW2.5 Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles are near airport ASR-9 radar antennae, the vehicle cameras might be affected by electromagnetic interference, and Autopilot/camera alerts might be displayed.

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 17, 2020 130000 VISIBILITY

On some Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles, condensation might build up inside of the B-pillar applique, potentially obscuring the B-pillar camera. This condition might cause some Autopilot features to be temporarily unavailable until t

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 17, 2020 161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

On some Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles, condensation might build up inside of the B-pillar applique, potentially obscuring the B-pillar camera. This condition might cause some Autopilot features to be temporarily unavailable until t

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 17, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

On some Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles, condensation might build up inside of the B-pillar applique, potentially obscuring the B-pillar camera. This condition might cause some Autopilot features to be temporarily unavailable until t

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

March 17, 2020 270000 LANE DEPARTURE

On some Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles, condensation might build up inside of the B-pillar applique, potentially obscuring the B-pillar camera. This condition might cause some Autopilot features to be temporarily unavailable until t

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

December 13, 2019 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Some Autopilot HW2 or later Model S and Model X vehicles with Tegra Media Control Units (MCUs) may emit a faint static noise coming from the tweeters on the A-pillar. The noise is generally heard when it is very quiet in the cabin (the vehi

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

December 13, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

Some Autopilot HW2 or later Model S and Model X vehicles with Tegra Media Control Units (MCUs) may emit a faint static noise coming from the tweeters on the A-pillar. The noise is generally heard when it is very quiet in the cabin (the vehi

Click to view a copy of the full alert on NHTSA's website (select "Manufacturer Communication")

December 13, 2019 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Some Autopilot HW2 or later Model S and Model X vehicles with Tegra Media Control Units (MCUs) may emit a faint static noise coming from the tweeters on the A-pillar. The noise is generally heard when it is very quiet in the cabin (the vehi

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December 10, 2019 200000 WHEELS

Older versions of the Model S and Model X LH front drive unit clevis mount contain a bushing that allows the front drive unit to move side-to-side more than expected during hard accelerations, resulting in excessive vibrations coming from t

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December 10, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

Older versions of the Model S and Model X LH front drive unit clevis mount contain a bushing that allows the front drive unit to move side-to-side more than expected during hard accelerations, resulting in excessive vibrations coming from t

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December 10, 2019 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Older versions of the Model S and Model X LH front drive unit clevis mount contain a bushing that allows the front drive unit to move side-to-side more than expected during hard accelerations, resulting in excessive vibrations coming from t

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October 22, 2019 220000 SEATS

On some Model S and Model X front seats, the forward inboard Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing (nearest to the center console) used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking mo

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February 19, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Tesla is committed to continuous improvement of the security of its products and advises customers to always install the latest mobile app and vehicle software releases to remain as secure as possible. On approximately May 1, 2020, the Tesl

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June 25, 2019 100000 POWER TRAIN

Older versions of the Model S and Model X LH front drive unit clevis mount contain a bushing that allows the front drive unit to move side-to-side more than expected during hard accelerations, resulting in excessive vibrations coming from t

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May 28, 2019 350000 EQUIPMENT

During hard acceleration, the driver might notice vibrations coming from the front of some Model S or Model X vehicles.

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May 28, 2019 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

During hard acceleration, the driver might notice vibrations coming from the front of some Model S or Model X vehicles.

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May 24, 2019 220000 SEATS

On some Model S base trim front seats, the forward inboard Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing (nearest to the center console) used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking moti

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May 24, 2019 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

On some Model S base trim front seats, the forward inboard Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing (nearest to the center console) used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking moti

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May 24, 2019 220000 SEATS

On some Model S and Model X front seats, the forward inboard Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing (nearest to the center console) used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking mo

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May 24, 2019 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

On some Model S and Model X front seats, the forward inboard Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing (nearest to the center console) used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking mo

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December 21, 2018 264100 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA

On some Model S and Model X vehicles with 2nd generation Autopilot, the forward facing camera pitch (vertical angle) might not conform to internal specifications.

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October 9, 2018 020000 SUSPENSION

On some Model S vehicles equipped with air suspension, a front-end rattle noise might come from behind the IP carrier when traveling over road transitions. For example, when traveling from driveway to street, or from asphalt to concrete. Th

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January 25, 2019 220000 SEATS

On some Model S and Model X front seats, the forward inboard Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing (nearest to the center console) used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking mo

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January 25, 2019 220000 SEATS

On some Model S base trim front seats, the forward inboard Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing (nearest to the center console) used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking moti

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July 19, 2018 220000 SEATS

On some Model S base trim 1st row seats, the Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking motion in the seat. This does not affect performan

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July 19, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

On some Model S base trim 1st row seats, the Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking motion in the seat. This does not affect performan

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July 19, 2018 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

On some Model S base trim 1st row seats, the Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking motion in the seat. This does not affect performan

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May 16, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On certain Model 3 vehicles, specific issues with the power conversion system might prevent contactors from closing or cause the power conversion system E-fuse circuit to open, leading to an inability to recharge the 12V battery.

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May 16, 2018 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

On certain Model 3 vehicles, specific issues with the power conversion system might prevent contactors from closing or cause the power conversion system E-fuse circuit to open, leading to an inability to recharge the 12V battery.

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May 15, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On some Model 3 vehicles, water might leak inside the motors of both front window motor/regulator assemblies. This might cause the motors to fail and potentially make the front windows inoperable.

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May 15, 2018 130000 VISIBILITY

On some Model 3 vehicles, water might leak inside the motors of both front window motor/regulator assemblies. This might cause the motors to fail and potentially make the front windows inoperable.

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May 15, 2018 133000 VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

On some Model 3 vehicles, water might leak inside the motors of both front window motor/regulator assemblies. This might cause the motors to fail and potentially make the front windows inoperable.

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May 15, 2018 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

On some Model 3 vehicles, water might leak inside the motors of both front window motor/regulator assemblies. This might cause the motors to fail and potentially make the front windows inoperable.

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May 9, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the rear drive unit inverter might lose power, causing the vehicle to go into limp mode.

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May 9, 2018 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

On certain Model 3 vehicles, the rear drive unit inverter might lose power, causing the vehicle to go into limp mode.

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May 2, 2018 151300 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Certain Model 3 vehicles were manufactured with the upper bolt of each rear door lower hinge being longer than necessary. These bolts might rub against the front seat belt retractor spools, leaving a cosmetic mark on the belts. This will no

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May 2, 2018 162310 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

Certain Model 3 vehicles were manufactured with the upper bolt of each rear door lower hinge being longer than necessary. These bolts might rub against the front seat belt retractor spools, leaving a cosmetic mark on the belts. This will no

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May 2, 2018 354000 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL

Certain Model 3 vehicles were manufactured with the upper bolt of each rear door lower hinge being longer than necessary. These bolts might rub against the front seat belt retractor spools, leaving a cosmetic mark on the belts. This will no

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May 2, 2018 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Certain Model 3 vehicles were manufactured with the upper bolt of each rear door lower hinge being longer than necessary. These bolts might rub against the front seat belt retractor spools, leaving a cosmetic mark on the belts. This will no

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February 9, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On some Model S and Model X vehicles with charge port part number 1026041-00-M or 1026041-00-N, the charge port insertion guide might prevent the charge port latch from fully engaging. If the charge port latch is not fully engaged, the char

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December 14, 2017 136000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER

On Model S, the windshield wiper motor bracket might become loose, resulting in a popping or clicking noise during windshield wiper operation.

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April 18, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

Certain 2nd generation Universal Mobile Connectors (UMCs) supplied to Tesla vehicles were not screened and might not indicate their status or charge the vehicle.

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September 13, 2018 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

On some Model X vehicles, incorrect routing of the intrusion sensor wires might result in electrical interference between the intrusion sensor and the intrusion sensor electrical control unit (ECU). The electrical interference causes the ca

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July 9, 2018 350000 EQUIPMENT

On some Model S and Model X vehicles with 2nd generation Autopilot, the forward facing camera pitch (vertical angle) might not conform to internal specifications.

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July 9, 2018 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

On some Model S and Model X vehicles with 2nd generation Autopilot, the forward facing camera pitch (vertical angle) might not conform to internal specifications.

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July 9, 2018 264100 FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: SENSING SYSTEM: CAMERA

On some Model S and Model X vehicles with 2nd generation Autopilot, the forward facing camera pitch (vertical angle) might not conform to internal specifications.

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July 14, 2017 220000 SEATS

On some Model S and Model X vehicles, the connection of the hook-and-loop material that secures the seat upholstery to the seat cushion foam might weaken, causing the upholstery to gather and cause wrinkles.

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July 14, 2017 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

On some Model S and Model X vehicles, the connection of the hook-and-loop material that secures the seat upholstery to the seat cushion foam might weaken, causing the upholstery to gather and cause wrinkles.

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May 25, 2017 021100 SUSPENSION:FRONT:STABILIZER BAR

One or both front stabilizer bar links might be improperly torqued, potentially resulting in a knocking sound while traveling over uneven surfaces.

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May 1, 2017 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

The 100 kWh HV battery on some Model S and Model X vehicles could lead to a no-start condition.

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May 1, 2017 119100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:PROPULSION SYSTEM:TRACTION BATTERY

The 100 kWh HV battery on some Model S and Model X vehicles could lead to a no-start condition.

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April 19, 2017 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

On some Model S and Model X vehicles with 2nd generation Autopilot, the forward facing camera pitch (vertical angle) might be out of the specifications required for some future Autopilot features.

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April 19, 2017 284000 BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

On some Model S and Model X vehicles with 2nd generation Autopilot, the forward facing camera pitch (vertical angle) might be out of the specifications required for some future Autopilot features.

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April 24, 2017 134000 VISIBILITY:SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY

On some Model S vehicles, the leading edge of the glass roof might be a source of wind noise.

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March 16, 2017 280000 BACK OVER PREVENTION

On some vehicles with 2nd generation Autopilot, the forward facing camera pitch (vertical angle) might be out of the specifications required for some future Autopilot features.

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March 16, 2017 284000 BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM

On some vehicles with 2nd generation Autopilot, the forward facing camera pitch (vertical angle) might be out of the specifications required for some future Autopilot features.

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March 28, 2017 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

It is possible to accidentally break off the aeroshield support tab from the HV Battery. If the tab breaks, the mid aeroshield is not fully supported, reducing the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle. The operation of the HV Battery is no

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March 28, 2017 119100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:PROPULSION SYSTEM:TRACTION BATTERY

It is possible to accidentally break off the aeroshield support tab from the HV Battery. If the tab breaks, the mid aeroshield is not fully supported, reducing the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle. The operation of the HV Battery is no

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