Parking brake fault sees Tesla vehicles recalled

Parking brake fault sees Tesla vehicles recalled

Recall for MY16 Tesla Model S, Model X EVs…

A possible fault has been identified in the electric park brake fitted to some Tesla electric vehicles sold in Australia.

Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) the recall will affect MY 2016 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles built between the 22nd of February 2016 and the 7th of October 2016.

In total, 324 Tesla cars sold in Australia in 2016 are affected.

Is your Tesla being recalled? Check your VIN here.

The ACCC recall notice advises that the electric parking brakes on affected Model S and Model X vehicles may contain a faulty gear that can prevent the parking brake from releasing.

Despite the issue, the regular braking system of the vehicles is not affected.

What are the hazards?

If the parking brake cannot be released, the vehicle could be a hazard to car occupants or other road users.

Should the gear fracture prior to full parking brake engagement, the affected parking brake caliper may have less than the intended holding force.

Owners of affected vehicles are being advised to continue to use their vehicles as normal until the repairs are carried out.

Those Tesla owners will be contacted directly by letter, email or telephone and provided with instructions on how to have the parking brakes replaced.

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