SB-17-33-002 – Parking Brake may not Apply or Release – 2016 Tesla Model S & Model X

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V260
Manufacturer Tesla Motors, Inc.
Components PARKING BRAKE
Potential Number of Units Affected 31,472

 

Parking Brake may not Release or Fully Apply

If the gear breaks during parking brake release, the vehicle will not be able to be moved. If the gear breaks during parking brake application, the parking brake may not adequately hold the vehicle, potentially resulting in the vehicle rolling, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles.

The electric parking brake calipers have an internal gear that may be improperly manufactured, possibly resulting in the gear fracturing during parking brake application or release.

 

Remedy

Tesla will notify owners, and service centers will replace the electric parking brake calipers, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2017.

Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752.

Tesla’s number for this recall is SB-17-33-002.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Tesla has a Recall

 

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCAK-17V260-2960.pdf

Download (PDF, 239KB)

 

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCLRPT-17V260-8654.PDF

Download (PDF, 211KB)

 

 

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