Tesla recalls 53000 Model X and Model S cars over parking brakes

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Tesla delivered 76,230 S and X models in 2016.

Because of a parking brake that might stick and render a vehicle immobile, Tesla Inc. has issued a voluntary recall for certain Model S and Model X luxury electric cars.

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The company noted no accidents or injuries had occurred because of the issue, and it said it will send an official notice to customers.

The company announced the recall on its website, noting that a the issue "could prevent the parking brake from releasing". Tesla says the fault is related to a "small gear" which "could have been manufactured improperly" by a third-party supplier. There have not been any rollaways due to the issue, the company said. This has no bearing on the vehicles' regular brakes, and Tesla has received no reports of the parking brake system failing to hold a auto in place. Tesla said owners of these cars can still safely drive their vehicles.

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The issue affects an estimated 2% of 53,000 cars built between February and October of 2016, the company said, although all those cars are being recalled.

The fix takes less than 45 minutes to complete and some service centers already have the part in stock, according to CNET. However, in order to be overly cautious, we are going to be proactively replacing these parts to ensure that no issues arise.

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The stock price of Tesla declined more than 1% to $302.38 per share around 3:11 in the afternoon in NY. We have also determined that only a very small percentage of gears in vehicles built during this period were manufactured improperly.

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