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China Says Tesla Recalling 107,293 Model 3, Y Cars

China’s market regulator said on Monday Tesla is recalling China-made Model 3 and Model Y vehicles due to overheating that may cause the centre touchscreen to malfunction


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Tesla shares have fallen nearly 40% since Musk unveiled his stake in Twitter in early April, hurt in part by a strict lockdown in Shanghai that has affected production. File photo: Reuters.

 

China’s market regulatory agency said on Monday that Tesla Inc is recalling 107,293 China-made Model 3 and Model Y vehicles due to overheating that may cause the centre touchscreen display to malfunction, among other issues.

The overheating could also lead to other malfunctions, including windshield settings and gear displays, according to a statement published by the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR).

Meanwhile, Tesla has put off a plan to resume production at its Shanghai plant to pre-Covid-19 lockdown levels by up to a week, an internal memo showed.

The US electric vehicle manufacturer originally sought to raise production levels at the Shanghai plant to about 2,600 cars per day from May 16, a company memo said earlier this month.

But the latest memo says the company plans to stick to one shift for its Shanghai plant for this week with a daily output of around 1,200 units. It also said it would aim to raise output to 2,600 units per day from May 23.

 

•Reuters with additional editing by Jim Pollard

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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