Tesla on Thursday stated it not too long ago found a possible manufacturing issue with the electric parking brakes put in on choose Mannequin S sedans and Mannequin X crossovers which may forestall the brake from releasing.
Tesla stated the electric parking brakes on vehicles manufactured between February and October 2016 could comprise a small gear that was maybe manufactured improperly by a third-party provider. If this gear have been to break, the parking brake would stay engaged and maintain the car from transferring.
The electric automaker stated it didn’t imagine the half may ever lead to a security concern for patrons as they haven’t had a single report of accident or harm due to the issue. However, Tesla stated will probably be proactively changing the possibly defective elements.
They’ll be recalling 53,000 vehicles whole though Tesla says that lower than 5 p.c could also be affected by the issue.
Clients with a car constructed in the course of the February to October 2016 window will quickly obtain an official recall discover by mail that’ll embody directions on how to have the parking brake changed. The process ought to take lower than 45 minutes, we’re advised.
Tesla issued a voluntary recall of the Mannequin X a 12 months in the past due to a defective third-row seat element. In 2015, the Mannequin S was recalled over entrance seat belt considerations.
Within the interim, Tesla says clients can proceed to use their vehicles as normal.
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