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Software Problem Forces Another Tesla China Recall

Tesla will recall 14,684 Model 3 cars that were locally made or imported between 2019 and March 2022 to fix a software problem, China’s market regulator said.


Tesla resumes Shanghai production
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Tesla faces yet another vehicle recall in China as 14,684 locally made and imported Model 3 cars have problems with software that could lead to collisions.

Tesla will recall the Model 3 Performance cars manufactured between January 2019 and March 2022, comprising 1,850 imported cars and 12,834 made in China, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation.

The cars being recalled could mislead drivers and lead to collisions under extreme circumstances, the regulator said. A readout is missing a unit of speed, it noted.

The regulator said earlier in April that the electric vehicle maker would recall 127,785 units of Model 3 cars for potential faults in semiconductor components that might lead to collisions.

Tesla declined to comment on the regulator’s announcements.

Tesla has been under increased pressure in China from regulators and state media after protests by a disgruntled customer at the Shanghai auto show went viral last year.

 

  • Reuters, with additional editing by George Russell

 

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George Russell

George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.

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