Democrats Demand Elon Musk’s Tesla Recall Components That Pose ‘Safety Risk’

Two Democratic senators have called on Tesla CEO Elon Musk to ensure all of the electric vehicle maker's "high-risk cars" are recalled following a string of alleged safety flaws.

Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) fired off a letter to Mr. Musk on Dec. 27 highlighting concerns regarding the steering control and suspension in some Tesla vehicles that were recalled in China back in 2020.

The letter follows a report by Reuters last week claiming the company had long known about chronic "flaws" and "failures" in some of its vehicles for years—including with steering control and suspension caused by defective parts—but had concealed the causes of the flaws from U.S. regulators and to the public.

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