Tesla Recalls 53,000 Model S And Model X Vehicles

Tesla has issued a voluntary recall of 53,000 Model S and Model X vehicles due to a potential issue with the parking brake.

According to the automaker, a small gear within the electric parking brake may have been manufactured improperly by a third-party supplier. 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.

The vehicles affected were built between February and October 2016 and represent the majority of the cars which Tesla produced last year.

In a statement, the brand said “We do not believe this issue could ever lead to a safety concern for our customers, and we have not seen a single accident or injury relating to it. However, in order to be overly cautious, we are going to be proactively replacing these parts to ensure that no issues arise.”


  • europeon

    I love how you tried your best to exonerate Tesla from any kind of fault saying “manufactured improperly by a third-party supplier”. It was the case with all the Maserati recalls, but with them you had no problem bashing FCA and writing articles more despicable than demuro’s regurgitated crap from a few days ago.
    Just remember this next time when you want to bash Maserati for their recalls.

    • JohnCarscoop

      You might want to read it again, this time without prejudice or skipping words. It says “According to the automaker a small gear within the electric parking brake may have been manufactured improperly by a third-party supplier”.

      • europeon

        Without prejudice?
        OK. I have read it again, and I realized it’s a cold and clinical article about a recall, unlike all those articles about the Maserati recalls with flamboyant headlines and full of personal opinions about how horrible cars they are.
        My bad 🙂

        • JohnCarscoop

          Me thinks you have a selective memory. http://www.carscoops.com/2017/04/tesla-model-s-owner-uncovers-shocking.html. That was written by the same editor a couple of weeks ago.

          • europeon

            Presented with that kind of evidence (the pictures showing the cracked pillar), it’s hard to be oblivious.
            Look, I’m not accusing you of being sellouts or anything like that, and Brad is one of your best editors (not even in the same galaxy with the Romanians), and I might be slightly biased, but it’s not only me that noticed this pattern of bashing some manufacturers, while trying your best put others in the best light possible – I guess everyone has some biases afterall.

          • Kash

            I do agree with the sentiment that some editors have shown to favor brands and I will admit that i lump all editors in together because it’s easy to not pay attention to the editor’s name when there is one, that being said though:

            I would just like to bring up the articles titled “When Will Maserati Be Done With All These Recalls” and “How Many Recalls Can Maserati Issue For The Ghibli & Quattroporte This Month?” and after going through ~6 pages of the “Recall” tag those are the only articles with titles that aren’t stoic. All of these written under the blind title of “Carscoops Staff” which also says something.

            There was a recall from BMW to fix a botched recall fix and that didn’t get as much flack as Maserati gets from this site and it really should’ve, but that recall article wasn’t written under “Carscoops Staff” either.

          • europeon


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