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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:31 PM

Tesla recalling 53,000 vehicles over parking-brake issue

Source: The Hill

BY MELANIE ZANONA - 04/20/17 04:38 PM EDT

Tesla Inc. is recalling 53,000 vehicles over a parking-brake issue, the company announced Thursday.

Model S and Model X vehicles built between February and October 2016 are being recalled globally to repair an issue that could prevent the parking brake from releasing.

Tesla said the electric parking brakes may contain a small gear “that could have been manufactured improperly by a third-party supplier.”


"If this gear were to break, the parking brake would continue to keep the car from moving, but the parking brake would then be stuck in place,” Tesla said on its website.

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Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/329795-tesla-recalling-53000-vehicles-over-parking-brake-issue

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FrodosNewPet Apr 20 OP
TheDebbieDee Apr 20 #1
AtheistCrusader Apr 20 #2
TheDebbieDee Apr 20 #6
jmowreader Apr 20 #3
truthisfreedom Apr 20 #4
uncle ray Apr 20 #5
AtheistCrusader Apr 21 #7

Response to FrodosNewPet (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:38 PM

1. TESLA has made 53k vehicles?

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:48 PM

2. 160,435 shipped from launch, through this quarter.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:48 PM

6. I've only seen 3 or 4 around town in the past year or so...

Unless I've been mistaking the sleek sedan version for Jaguars.

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Response to FrodosNewPet (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:56 PM

3. Who the hell puts electric parking brakes on a car?

Old-fashioned cable-operated parking brakes work just fine. There is no need to change.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:02 PM

4. An electric car company that's constantly innovating?

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:14 PM

5. actually, no they don't work fine.

cable parking brakes are one of the most common non-op items on cars. they corrode, get out of adjustment, etc. I can think of several reasons an automaker would choose to use an electric brake: packaging, weight, noise control, etc.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:56 AM

7. Cables rust, cables stretch, the adjustor inside the hub gets stuck/gunked up, etc.

Welcome to the way of the future. Even my jeep has an electric e-brake. (Not the kind that ran over Checkov.)

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