Tesla Recalls 53,000 Cars For Parking Brake Issues
Both the Model S and Model X are involved.
Tesla issued a voluntary recall Thursday for about 53,000 cars including both Model S sedans and Model X SUVs, according to CNET and an email from the automaker sent to customers.
The problem that Tesla has taken note of stems from a manufacturing fault with its electronic parking brakes on some of its sedans and SUVs, according to an email Tesla sent out to car owners. The issue could cause the parking brake on the car to not release, which would make driving the car pretty much impossible. No accidents or injuries have been caused by the issue that's involved in the recall, according to the email.
To fix the potentially-problematic parking brakes, Tesla will be replacing the parts that could potentially cause issues. According to Tesla, the problems stem from a gear within the parking brake system that could potentially fail. Tesla claimed that no cars have ever rolled out of park or were unable to stop because of this issue.
The fix takes less than 45 minutes to complete and some service centers already have the part in stock, according to CNET.
As noted by automotive journalist Ed Niedermeyer, Tesla owners have been complaining about similar parking brake issues on online forums since July 2015.
Cars affected were built between February and October 2016, according to the email. Owners with potentially faulty cars will be notified by email with details on the recall.
- RELATEDTesla to Increase Prices for Model S, Model X 100D and P100DThis news comes after the company announced it will drop the Model S 75's price by $7,500.READ NOW
- RELATEDTesla Owners File Lawsuit Over Alleged Autopilot FaultsA lawsuit by three Tesla owners accuses the company of selling cars with faulty Autopilot systems.READ NOW
- RELATEDTesla Withdraws Lawsuit Against Former Autopilot Boss, Gets $100K SettlementA lawsuit over Tesla Autopilot tech fizzled out, resulting in a small settlement for the carmaker.READ NOW
- RELATEDTesla Model 3 Be Revealed in 'Final' Form in July, Elon Musk SaysTesla will have a "final" reveal of the Model 3 in July, just in time for the start of production.READ NOW
- RELATEDTesla to Unveil Semi-Truck in September, Pickup to FollowThat is, if Tesla's truck doesn't get delayed in the process.READ NOW