Tesla recalls some Model S, Model X cars for brake issue

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

In an email to owners Thursday, first revealed by TechCrunch, Tesla said that no injuries related to the defect have been reported, and that “we do not believe this issue could ever lead to a safety concern.”

There have been no reports of the electronic parking brake failing to hold a vehicle, the automaker said.

Tesla said it may not have parts needed for a fix until October.

The issue affects an estimated 2 percent of 53,000 cars built from February to October 2016, Tesla said.