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21 April 2017, 06:18 | Kelvin Horton
Tesla recalls 53000 Model and Model X cars due to potential parking brake issue
Tesla recently discovered a potential manufacturing issue with the electric parking brakes installed on certain Model S and Model X vehicles that could prevent the parking brake from releasing.
Tesla produced a total of 83,922 vehicles in 2016, including the Model S and Model X.
Tesla is recalling 53,000 of its Model S and Model X vehicles assembled in 2016 to replace faulty electronic parking brakes.
There have been no accidents or injuries related to the issue, the company said. Also reported was the part supplier that had the issue: "The faulty part was supplied by a unit of Italy's Brembo SpA, a spokeswoman for Brembo North America Inc. confirmed in an emailed statement: 'We are working with Tesla to ensure the issue is resolved quickly, ' she said".
If the small gear were to break, the vehicle's parking brake would be stuck and the auto would be prevented from moving, Tesla said. Tesla said there has been no reports of the parking brake system failing but made a decision to proactively change the parts.
The part in question is "a small gear" manufactured by a third-party supplier, Electrek said.
Tesla said it is safe to use the vehicle while recall efforts continue.
The broken gear can't cause any harm to the driver or passengers (hence the voluntary recall), but if it happens then the vehicle will not be drivable. The notice will provide instruction on getting their electric parking brake replaced. Tesla now sells various solar panels, including the so-called Solar Roof embedded with invisible solar panels that will power an entire home, and the Powerwall, its home energy storage system that stores energy to be used for not only running a house but also charging electric vehicles.
CarComplaints.com will update our website when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration releases details about the Tesla electric parking brake recall. The company services customer vehicles instead through a network of around 135 service centers and with mobile technicians who fix customer cars at their homes or workplaces.
Customers who have been affected by this issue have received warnings that their parking brake needs service.
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