Tesla Recalls Semi Trucks for Parking Brake Issue

AUSTIN, Texas – Tesla, Inc. has agreed to recall certain model-year 2023 Tesla Semi heavy-duty trucks due to a faulty electronically controlled parking brake.

The 35 trucks within the recall population, built between Nov. 30, 2022, and Feb. 28, 2023, contain certain parking-brake-valve modules which may not operate correctly.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-205, the trucks were produced with an “electronically controlled parking brake valve module that may intermittently fail to transition when the parking brake is engaged or disengaged, which could then result in the parking brakes not being set or released.”

The report went on to describe the safety risk as “If the parking brakes are not engaged when the driver expects them to be and the driver releases the service brakes, the vehicle may unintentionally move, increasing the risk of crash.”

The electric-vehicle manufacturer has not identified any warranty claims, crashes, injuries or deaths that may be related to such conditions.

Tesla will replace the parking-brake valve to resolve the issue.

Dealers were scheduled to be notified the last week of Marh; owners are scheduled to be notified by May 23rd.

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.