Elon Musk: Tesla Brake Pads Never Need to Be Replaced

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has claimed that the brake pads on Tesla vehicles never need to be replaced, despite the user manual stating they must be replaced when worn out — like every other car on the road.

A Twitter user recently noted that perfectly regenerative brakes on Tesla vehicles would not be possible as the cars still use brake pads which are subject to wear and tear and will need regular replacement. Tesla CEO Elon Musk disagreed with this statement saying that “Brake pads on a Tesla literally never need to be replaced for lifetime of the car.”

However, as pointed out by a Twitter personality tweeting as “Deepak CFO,” Tesla’s own manual states that: “squealing sound indicates that the brake pads have reached the end of their service life and require replacement.”

In a Reddit post, a Tesla owner stated: “Took delivery of my model 3 on the 31st, and have since noticed that my rear brakes are squealing at low speeds (as if the calipers are rubbing against the disc).” The user brought his car to be serviced and was told this was not uncommon: “I called into Tesla service and they said this is a “known issue” and would order parts in for me. Has anyone else run into this issue?” The user also noted that he wasn’t the only one that appeared to have this issue: “Haven’t seen any reddit posts about it. There’s a few posts on the other forums but no one seems to have called service. Anyways, just wanted to see if anyone else has encountered this – looks like it’s a service visit (not a mobile unit visit) to fix it up.”

Another Twitter user noted that Musk may have backed himself into a legal corner with his latest tweet:

Breitbart Tech has reported on Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company closely this year as the companies regularly fail to deliver on their promises and receive billions in taxpayer funding. Behind these companies is their CEO Elon Musk, over the course of this year Musk has had a number of public meltdowns and freakouts, which Breitbart has listed here.

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan or email him at lnolan@breitbart.com

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