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Tesla recalls 53,000 vehicles over faulty electronic parking brakes

by Danny Zepeda | April 20, 2017April 20, 2017 3:30 pm PST

Tesla has ordered a recall for 53,000 vehicles due to faulty electronic parking breaks.

The issue plaguing Tesla vehicles is the parking break not releasing properly. Model S and Model X models produced from February to October 2016 are the vehicles affected by the recall. Tesla is stating that not every one of the cars being recalled will suffer from the issue, but it’s doing the wide recall as a precautionary move.

“While less than 5% of the vehicles being recalled may be affected by this issue, we are recalling 53,000 vehicles total out of an abundance of caution,” stated Tesla in a statement. “Because of the design of the gear, it is difficult to tell exactly which vehicles are affected.”

According to Tesla, not a “single accident or injury” has been reported because of the issue. Tesla also stated the affected cars will begin being repaired immediately, and that it anticipates every vehicle to be repaired by October 2017.

This isn’t the first time Tesla has had a recall. Back in November 2015, it had to recall 90,000 vehicles due to an issue with a belt not being properly connected. That time, only one reported vehicle had the issue.

Luckily, it’s an easy fix

Luckily, the problem is an easy fix. Customers who are affected by the recall will need to bring their car to any Tesla dealer, which should take less than 45 minutes to fix.

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Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...