Tesla vehicles probed by US after steering control complaints

280,000 vehicles at risk of losing control of steering are being investigated

The probe is the latest in a series of investigations targeting Tesla, its products and its chief executive officer, Elon Musk. Picture: Getty

Elon Musk’s Tesla is the subject of another probe by US regulators, this time concerning complaints of vehicles possibly at risk of losing control of steering.

The American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defect Investigation opened a preliminary evaluation covering an estimated 280,000 of the battery-power carmaker’s Model 3 sedans and Model Y SUVs, according to documents posted Tuesday on its website.

The agency said it received 12 complaints about the steering issue, ...