Motor company Tesla have issued a voluntary global recall for some of its Model S and X vehicles to resolve issues with the parking brake.

The manufacturers of electric cars said around 2% of the 53,000 vehicles build between February and October 2016 are affected. However, all vehicles from that period are being recalled to ensure customer safety.

Tesla say there is a problem with the electric parking brake caused by a faulty gear that was supplied by a third party company. They stipulated that there were no reports of accidents or injuries as a result of the faulty component.

They continued to ensure customers by saying “if the gear breaks, the parking brake would prevent the car from moving as the braking mechanism would be permanently on.

“There is no reason for you not to use your Tesla vehicle.”

However, if your Tesla car is one of the above models, it would make sense to have it checked out by your local dealer.


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