Tesla Recalls Model X for Brake Fluid Issue

AUSTIN, Texas – Tesla, Inc., has agreed to recall certain model-year 2021-2023 Tesla Model X sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) that might have an issue with the brake fluid-level indication system.

The 54,676 vehicles within the recall population might have been produced with a vehicle controller that detects the sensor voltage which indicates brake-fluid levels that may not have sufficient threshold range at low-fluid levels.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-679 the safety risk comes if the sensor does not indicate a low brake fluid level. Low fluid levels might alter brake pedal feel or impact brake performance, which might result in a crash.

There are no reports of any crashes or injuries as a result of this issue.

Tesla has produced a software update to remedy the situation which can be implemented by vehicle owners through an over-the-air update.

Tesla is scheduled to have notified its stores and service centers, as well as its owners, during the week of Oct. 11th.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.