Tesla has issued a voluntary world recall for a few of its Mannequin S and Mannequin X vehicles to repair an issue with the parking brake.
The electrical automobile maker stated about 2% of the 53,000 automobiles constructed from February to October 2016 had been affected, however all of these vehicles are being recalled.
The corporate added it had no reviews of accidents or accidents referring to the brake concern.
In US buying and selling, Tesla shares closed down 1% at $302.51.
In a statement the agency stated the electrical parking brakes put in on Mannequin S and Mannequin X “could include a small gear that would have been manufactured improperly by our third-party provider”.
If the gear had been to interrupt, the parking brake would proceed to maintain the automobile from shifting, however the parking brake can be caught in place, it added.
Tesla stated there had been no reviews of parking brake failure, and stated it was “secure to proceed common use of your automobile.”
The corporate will probably be sending an official recall discover to prospects, with info on how the parking brakes could possibly be changed.
In 2013, the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration, a US federal authorities company, awarded the Tesla Mannequin S a 5-star safety rating, and stated the automobile “set a brand new file for the bottom probability of damage to occupants”.
The corporate issued a voluntary recall for three,000 of its Mannequin S vehicles in November 2015, on account of seatbelt connectivity issues.
Tesla produced a complete of 83,922 automobiles in 2016, together with the Mannequin S and Mannequin X.
Earlier this week chief govt Elon Musk stated Tesla would unveil an electrical articulated lorry in September. Moreover, he stated an electrical pick-up truck can be proven off within the subsequent two years.
Final yr Mr Musk expressed the agency’s want to department out past vehicles, however analysts are involved the corporate won’t meet demand for its present tasks.
The Mannequin three, a extra mid-market automobile in contrast with Tesla’s present choices, has 400,000 pre-orders which is vastly greater than the corporate can manufacture in a yr. It’s due to enter manufacturing later this yr.
The fundamental mannequin will begin at $35,000 (£28,500) and have a spread of at the least 215 miles (346km) per cost.
Tesla faces competitors from different equally priced electrical vehicles that may turn into out there first, together with Common Motors’ Chevy Bolt and BYD’s Qin EV300.