According to Reuters, the U.S. National Highway Safety Administration has launched an official investigation on 27 thousand vehicles in Washington on November 11, according to the local traffic safety administration.
According to the auto safety regulator, a preliminary assessment has been launched on Teslas models from 2015 to 2017 and modelx from 2016 to 2017, after receiving 43 complaints about the failure of the upper links of its left and right front suspension.
The NHTSA said 32 of the complaints involved malfunctions during low-speed parking operations and 11 complaints that the failures occurred while the vehicle was in motion. Another eight complaints may have involved the same problem.
The complaints seem to indicate a trend, with three related accidents reported in the past three months at road driving speeds, the agency said
Tesla told the national highway traffic safety administration in October that it would recall about 30000 models s and modelx in China at the request of Chinese regulators for the front suspension linkage problem.
But Tesla told NHTSA it did not believe there was any defect in the suspension, said there was no need for a recall in the United States, and said the problem was extremely rare..