Ensuring driving safety is the first principle and bottom line for every car manufacturer to build a car. Every day, it’s hard to imagine a steering wheel falling while driving, but it really happened in a Tesla Model 3, which was a new car that had just been bought for a month.
Jason Tuatara, 43, from Blackpool, England, was driving a new Model 3 that had just been bought for just over a month and was reversing into the garage, according tomedia reports.
Fortunately, when the steering wheel fell, he was parking his car in the garage, which was not very fast and there was no further accident after the emergency brake. But the steering wheel has come off and he is holding it in his hand, and there is only a harness connection between the steering wheel and the body. That day, he had driven the car for 20 miles.
Later, frightened Tuatala tweeted a photo of his Model 3 steering wheel falling off, saying, “@elonmusk (Tesla Model 3) steering wheel dropped today!” Will the rest of the car fall? Can you investigate why this failure occurred only 1 month ago? “
It is reported that the car was only officially delivered in March this year. The car also traveled 340 miles in a month after delivery, as a result of the outbreak’s home quarantine.
Eventually, the Model 3 was brought back for inspection and repair by the local after-sales service center, and Tesla provided the owner with a Jaguar scooter. The next day, the Model 3, which was completed, was returned to the owner.
According to the owner, Tesla confirmed that the steering wheel was not bolted to the body and was investigating what happened in production, as well as a full investigation by driving and Cecile agents in the UK.
In fact, Tesla has been exposed by the media many times before the assembly and production process is not fine enough, there is a production defects.
Tesla, as an emerging car maker, is far superior to traditional car companies in terms of technology and intelligence. However, in the process of vehicle manufacturing assembly, commissioning, vehicle quality control and other links, there is still the need to learn from the traditional car enterprises.