Tesla recalling 53000 vehicles worldwide for brake problem

22 April, 2017, 01:09 | Author: Cecelia Webb
  • Tesla recalls 53000 of its Model S, Model X cars

During the interview, McNeill also emphasized that Tesla is not just a conventional auto manufacturer, but a company about "mobility and energy", citing the company's another big bet on sustainable energy business.

Tesla shares closed down with 1%, in United States trading.

A letter to Tesla owners, obtained and published by TechCrunch, stresses that the company does not know of a single accident or injury that has resulted from the issue.

An official recall notice will be sent to the customers by company with the information on how they could replace the parking brakes.

On the other hand in the middle of this legal battle, Tesla recalled around 53,000 Model S and Model X cars to fix a problem with the parking brake.

The electric auto manufacturer, which has sold more than 200,000 vehicles, said it would contact owners by mail. It says that there's a possibility the gear could break and while it wouldn't disengage the parking brake, it would force it to become stuck in place. But now, it looks as if the carmaker has to deal with some production problems internally for Model S and X. Tesla anticipates it will obtain replacement parts for all affected vehicles by October. If your Tesla is on the list, expect an email in the next few days and then mail asking you to bring the vehicle in for the fix.

The company stated that they have "determined that only a very small percentage of gears in vehicles built during this period were manufactured improperly".

The auto maker said there had been no accidents or injuries due to the issue. A spokeswoman from the supplier told AFR in an email that it is now working with Tesla to resolve the issue. Tesla said there has been no reports of the parking brake system failing but chose to proactively change the parts.

Tesla vehicles have a high-capacity battery that takes more than 10 hours to charge fully with existing 7.7 kilowatt chargers.

Last year, the company recalled 2,700 Model X vehicles after it learnt that the cars' third row seats could unlatch and fold over to the second row.

Though Tesla stock shed 0.99 percent on Thursday, the stock traded volatile on Friday's pre-market trading.

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