Tesla Motors will have its work cut out for it in Norway, where 1,100 Model S sedans require mending for an issue (apparently) unique to that country.
This story comes to us from Autoblog, who report that the problem part in-question is a coupler which links the electric driver motor on the Model S sedan to the gearbox. During assembly, these couplings were given an insufficient amount of grease – perhaps not the most glamorous or impressive of technical issues, but the improper lubrication can lead to premature failure of the part.
Around ten customer cars in Norway have already seen the failure of this coupling, but that likely won’t affect the car’s popularity in that green-friendly country. In fact, as Autoblog notes, Model S sedans sold more units per capita in Norway than Ford F-150s in the United States in the month of March. That’s quite a feat, considering that one F-150 sells here every 49 seconds.
Tesla’s repairs on these Model S sedans are expected to take about a month.