US safety regulators have upgraded Tesla's power steering loss investigation to an engineering analysis, a prerequisite for a recall.

The US Auto Safety Agency (NHTSA) has expanded its investigation into 334,000 2023 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles related to Tesla power steering loss.

In July, NHTSA began a preliminary evaluation of loss of steering control in 280,000 Tesla Model 3 and Y vehicles, finding 2,388 complaints.

 Tens of thousands of Tesla owners have had premature suspension or steering part failures for at least seven years.

The US Auto Safety Agency (NHTSA) is investigating Tesla's power steering loss, alleging that over 50 vehicles were towed due to the issue.

One crash linked to the investigation, where a driver drove into a vehicle after failing to turn right at an intersection.

Tesla recalled 2.2 million electric vehicles, nearly all US units, due to incorrect font sizes on warning lights.

The US Auto Safety Agency has expanded its investigation into Tesla's power steering loss issue, releasing a free software update to address the issue.

The latest recall includes Tesla's Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, Model Y, and 2024 Cybertruck vehicles.