The alert was hard to miss. fairly near to the opposing lane of traffic

and somehow made it to the shopping centre across the street.


A request for comment from Tesla was not immediately complied with.

This is the first stage of a formal investigation to see if the problem constitutes an excessive risk to safety.

Before ordering a recall, NHTSA would need to escalate the probe to an engineering analysis.

Another recent report claimed that in April, a Tesla Model Y that was under 30 days old was involved.

was turned on, the "wheel made a thud and jerked hard to the right."

and a message that read "Steering Assist Reduced" appeared on the screen along with an error code.