Tesla to recall 53,000 cars due to parking brake issue

Published on April 20, 2017 | Written by Jason Abbruzzese

Tesla

announced on Thursday a recall of 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles due to problems with electronic parking brakes.

The company announced the recall on its website, noting that a the issue “could prevent the parking brake from releasing.” Tesla noted that it did not consider the problem a safety issue, nor has the company found any accidents or injuries related to the safety brake malfunction.

The recall affects Model S and Model X cars built between February 2016 and October 2016.

“If you own a Tesla vehicle that was built during this period, we will soon be sending you an official recall notice by mail, which will include information on how to have your parking brakes replaced. In the meantime, it is safe to continue regular use of your vehicle,” the company said in a notice on its website.

Tesla is also emailing affected customers. The company said it believes less than 5% of vehicles have been affected by the issue.

The Tesla cars will need to have its brakes replaced, a process that should take about 45 minutes.

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