Many of you may not know this, but sometimes, even electric cars get recalled.
This time around, Tesla launched a recall that impacts 53,000 vehicles. To date, this is the largest car recall launched by the all-electric car maker.
According to a series of news reports, the Model S and Model X vehicles that were manufactured between February and October of 2016 may have been fitted with a small gear produced by a supplier that may have not been put together properly. Since this issue involves a third-party supplier, Tesla needs to work with the company first so that enough parts are produced to have all impacted vehicles repaired promptly.
So far, Tesla hasn’t learned of any accidents associated with the recalled vehicles. Nevertheless, consumers who are not feeling entirely safe about not having their vehicles’ parking brake function correctly should reach out to Tesla to obtain more information on what they should do to stay safe.
Once the company has all replacement parts available, impacted vehicle owners who should be contacted by the manufacturer soon should then reach out to a dealer. To have your vehicle repaired, the company said, it should take less than 45 minutes.
Last year, Tesla recalled more than two thousand Model X vehicles over a faulty locking hinge. Now, this issue could lead to accidents as defective parking brakes may make it easier for vehicles to roll away unexpectedly.
We are glad that this issue was addressed before accidents were reported. All too often, recalls are only launched after people are seriously injured. It’s a good development to see automakers making the decision to make sure that these issues are addressed promptly, no matter how grave the issue is.
We hope that Tesla is able to coordinate everything with the supplier in a timely manner so that all impacted vehicles are repaired as soon as possible.
You may read more about this recall by following this link.