It’s definitely not a good day when you find out that your car is on recall because you’ll have to take the time to take it to the shop and have the shop fix the issue and so on. Telsa is once again in that same boat, but this Tesla recall is due to a parking brake issue for the Tesla Model S and Model X.
Tesla made it known that they will be recalling 53,000 vehicles globally due to a parking brake issue for Model S and Model X vehicles that were in production between February and October 2016. Luckily, no one has been harmed from the issue, but Tesla is taking action to fully make sure that zero harm comes to owners of these vehicles.
We have determined that the electric parking brakes installed on Model S and Model X vehicles built between February and October 2016 may contain a small gear that could have been manufactured improperly by our third-party supplier. If this gear were to break, the parking brake would continue to keep the car from moving, but the parking brake would then be stuck in place.
The electric car company did state that they will be sending out a notification by mail with information on how to have the parking brake replaced. They also believe that less that 5% of the vehicles are affected, but will be recalling 53,000 as a caution and will only take 45 minutes to replace the parking brake. Tesla is also working with suppliers to get replacement parts and have them installed on the recalled cars by the end of October 2017.
If you own an affected Tesla Model S or Model X, make sure you bring it in for your own safety, but other than that, what are your thoughts about Tesla having another recall on their vehicles? Let us know by dropping your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.