Tesla is recalling 31,473 model year 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.
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.
What to do
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.
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