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June 10, 2021

Auto News

Tesla recalls 6,000 Model 3, Model Y vehicles over loose brake bolts

Tesla Motors is recalling 6,000 electric vehicles due to brake caliper bolts that may loosen due to driving.

The recall covers certain 2019-2021 Model 3 vehicles and 2020-2021 Model Y vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tesla said the loose bolts could cause the loss of tire pressure and increase the risk of a crash.

The company said there aren't any known crashes or injuries resulting from the issue. The caliper bolts will be inspected, tightened or replaced at no cost.

Lockheed, General Motors team up on lunar rover plan

Two American corporate giants, defense firm Lockheed Martin and automaker General Motors, will develop new lunar rovers for upcoming moon missions, the companies announced.

Lockheed and GM plan a fleet of robotic and piloted rovers, which would move farther than Apollo's three so-called moon buggies, according to a news release. The farthest distance an Apollo rover traveled was about 4.7 miles from the landing site.

Such exploration capability will be needed to "support the first excursions of the Moon's south pole, where it is cold and dark with more rugged terrain," the release said.

"These next-generation rovers will dramatically extend the range of astronauts as they perform high-priority science investigation on the moon that will ultimately impact humanity's understanding of our place in the solar system," Rick Ambrose, executive vice president at Lockheed Martin Space, said in the release.

Lockheed and GM did not say they will build rovers -- only that they will develop the technology. The company released no details of the rover's potential design.

Car Care Tip

Lighten up your keychain

Does your car key share a chain with a dozen or more other keys? That's a heavy load hanging off the car key when it's in the ignition. The weight, combined with bouncing while you drive, can wear out the tumblers inside the ignition and eventually lead to ignition switch failure. Drive with only the ignition key in your ignition. If your ignition key sticks when you try to turn on the car, it's a warning that your ignition switch is about to fail. Replace it before you get stranded.

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The Editor

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