Sunday, 21 January, 2018

Tesla to recall 53000 cars over parking brake issue

Tesla to recall 53000 cars over parking brake issue Tesla to recall 53000 cars over parking brake issue
Nellie Chapman | 21 April, 2017, 18:22

Shares dropped just over 1 percent on the news.

Musk said the electric semi-truck is due out in September, and the unveiling of its electric pickup truck in 18 to 24 months.

Tesla recalled 53,000 of its Model S and Model X vehicles to replace reportedly faulty electronic parking brakes that may not release correctly. Tesla said it has no impact on the regular braking systems and doesn't represent a direct risk to safety, but the vehicle could stay stuck in park if a certain part breaks.

Tesla recalled 2,700 Model X sport utility vehicles in the United States in 2016 because of a faulty locking hinge in third-row seats, noted Reuters.

Tesla estimates that only 5 percent of the cars it is recalling will be affected and that the replacement will take about 45 minutes.

Tesla will build 14 supercharger stations in Korea within this year, eight more than what was initially scheduled when the US electric carmaker opened its Korean showroom in March.

The electric auto giant said around two per cent of the 53,000 vehicles which were made in February to October 2016 have been affected.

A unit of Italy's Brembo SpA supplied the part in question, a spokeswoman for the company confirmed.

Tesla is recalling 53,000 cars to address a manufacturing defect that could prevent parking brakes from releasing, the company said Thursday. The company plans to make 1 million Model 3's per year by 2020. The company's mobile technicians will be able to check the vehicles quickly and deal with any Model S or Model X customer cars that need a fix.

Tesla lacks a traditional network of franchised dealerships that handle both sales and service, including recall repairs.

"Service capacity will not be an issue", a Tesla spokeswoman said in an email, noting that the mobile technicians will be able to handle the fix.