Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been making efforts to streamline its production process ahead of the Model 3 rollout. The company has recently cancelled all orders from its client of Tesla Advanced Automation in Germany, focusing on the production of the Model 3 only. But now, it looks as if the carmaker has to deal with some production problems internally for Model S and X.
According to a report by Electrek, Tesla found out a manufacturing issue in the parking brakes of its cars manufactured from February 2016 to October 2016. A total of 53,000 cars were produced during the time, and now, the automaker company has decided to voluntarily recall all the cars and replace the part of parking brakes.
Tesla sent out an email to the owners, to whom the car was delivered during the time frame. It is asking them to return the cars so that the braking part can be replaced. The carmaker believes that only a small percentage of the 53,000 cars recalled will be at risk due to the braking part, but it recalls all the vehicles, ensuring that there is no issue in the future.
Tesla, in a statement to owners, said, "Tesla recently discovered a potential manufacturing issue with electric parking brakes installed on certain Model S and Model X vehicles that could prevent the parking brake from releasing. We don’t 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 we are replacing the parts to ensure that there are no issues."
The energy storage company believes that only 5% of the car could have an impact due to the parking brake system. It is a small gear that the company outsourced from a third-party Brembo. An appointment will be scheduled at local service centers from where parts can be replaced with an estimated time of 45 minutes given by the company. Tesla, in the past, has also recalled 2,700 Model X units due to the problems in third-row seats.