Tesla issues voluntary recall on 35 Semi trucks over brake valve module defect

According to recall filings from the NHTSA, the trucks being recalled were built with a parking brake valve module found to be defective by the supplier.


It seems Tesla is facing some difficulties with its Semi truck line this week as the company issued a voluntary recall of a number of the vehicles, citing defective parts relating to the braking system. A total of 35 Semi trucks are said to have been affected by the defective parts, which are said to cause the truck to be vulnerable to “rollaway” incidents, as well as increasing likelihood of a crash.

Tesla posted a recall filing for the affected Semi trucks on the National Highway Traffic Safety Traffic Administration website on March 24, 2023, as reported by CNBC. According to the filing, the trucks are said to have been built with an electronic parking brake valve module from supplier Bendex, which reported a defect in the module in February 2023. With the defective modules, the affect Tesla Semis could “fail to move into park position when the parking brake is activated,” which could cause the Semi to roll away and risk an accident. Luckily, the recall filing also claims no accidents or crashes relating to the defect have been reported thus far.

Tesla Semi truck render
The crux of Tesla's recall of Semi truck vehicles is a defect in an electronic parking brake valve module, which increases likelihood of rollaway or crashes.
Source: Tesla

For its part, Tesla has stated that it will replace the module in affected Tesla Semi trucks free of charge, as the recall filing states below:

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