About 115,000 cars are being investigated, Reuters reports.
This concerns cars of the Tesla Model S from the years 2015 to 2017 and the Model X from 2016 and 2017. The NHTSA received 43 complaints about problems with the suspension arms of the cars. A defect can cause suspension arms to break, causing the wheels to hit the inside of the car.
According to the NHTSA, Tesla had said in a service message in 2017 that on some cars, the wishbones may not meet their own power requirements, but that in the event of a breakdown, the driver still has control over the car.
Earlier this month, another lawsuit was filed in California against Tesla over suspension issues with the Model X and Model S.
Lawsuit looms in the Netherlands
Dutch Tesla owners also complain about a whole host of problems with the cars and the way repairs are done. The Tesla Claim Foundation is now preparing a class action lawsuit against Tesla because of the problems and the services provided by the company. Tesla would be very difficult to reach for its customers.
Negotiations between the foundation and Tesla about a possible compensation came to nothing.