Tesla Recalls 53k Cars For Parking Brake Problem
Luxury electric car maker Tesla has issued a voluntary recall for 53 thousand of its Model S and Model X vehicles due to a faulty gear in the electric parking brakes.
According to Tesla, 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 its third-party supplier. The issued could lead to a break and prevent the brake from releasing.
Tesla said that less than 5% of the vehicles being recalled may be affected by the issue, but it is recalling 53 thousand because of an abundance of caution.
"We do not believe this issue could ever lead to a safety concern for our customers, and we have not seen a single accident or injury relating to it," Tesla said in a statement.
Tesla said it will soon contact owners of affected Tesla cars and inform them on how to have the parking brakes replaced.
Tesla's total production for 2016 was 83,922 vehicles and included both Model S and Model X.