Tesla Inc. is voluntarily recalling 53,000 Model S sedans and Model X SUVs worldwide because their parking brakes may get stuck and prevent the vehicles from moving.
The recall affects Tesla models built between February and October 2016. Tesla says less than 5% of the recalled cars may be affected but it wants to inspect them all to make sure there are no further problems.
The vehicles may contain a small gear that was manufactured improperly by a supplier. If the gear breaks, the parking brake could get stuck in place.
Regular brakes aren't affected by the problem and Tesla says there have been no accidents or injuries related to the problem.
Tesla owners affected by the issue will be notified by mail for their cars that the parking brake needs service. Tesla will start repairs immediately and it expects to have sufficient parts for all of the affected vehicles by October.