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Discussion in 'Model S' started by cookpwr, Apr 20, 2017.
Tesla issues voluntary recall for 53,000 cars due to a faulty gear in the parking brakes from 3rd-party supplier
Only affects vehicles produced between Feb-Oct 2016.
Quick fix at service center
The article that I read said it would only take 45 minutes to replace the gear and that the recall won't cost Tesla much since it is being paid for by the supplier who produced the potentially defective part.
I just got an email from Service saying I would be a part of this, so they have started outreach
PARKING BRAKE RECALL ONLY....
"Tesla recently discovered a potential manufacturing issue with the electric parking brakes installed on certain Model S and Model X vehicles that could prevent the parking brake from releasing. 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.
Specifically, we have determined that the electric parking brakes installed on Model S and Model X vehicles built between February and October 2016 may contain a small gear that could have been manufactured improperly by our 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. There have been no reports of the parking brake system failing to hold a parked vehicle or failing to stop a vehicle in an emergency as a result of this condition, and this part has no impact on the car’s regular braking systems. We have also determined that only a very small percentage of gears in vehicles built during this period were manufactured improperly.
Our records show that you own a Tesla vehicle that was built during this period. We will soon be sending you an official recall notice by mail, which will include information on how to have your parking brakes replaced. In the meantime, it is safe to continue regular use of your vehicle.
Thank you for being a Tesla customer. For more information, FAQs, and other details related to this recall, please visit the Recall Information page. If you need additional assistance, you can also contact us by phone at 1‑877‑798‑3752 or by email at [email protected]. We apologize for this inconvenience."
I'm part of it. No biggie - unless is sticks of course!
Do you suppose owners involved in the recall get to jump the queue at their local SvC ahead of those customers who can't even get an appointment? Given that it is a 2-hour r/t to my "local" SvC, I think I'll save this less-than-critical fix for the next time I have other reason to take my car in (just had the first annual svc last week ).
Don't you ever put your car in park?
Very much a non-issue. I'm affected and have even had some minor issues with the parking brake not releasing right away when pulling out of the garage, but I'm not concerned. I'll get it fixed when I can. I hope they will send out a ranger to do it. It's 4 hours out of my week to go to the service center (two round trips) and I don't have the time right now.
Didn't a few people here have problems with their parking brakes?
Well, we learned that @DougH doesn't use parking brakes.
Good old Hill Hold working overtime. Just don't stand anywhere near his car when he's not in it.