China Orders Tesla to Recall 1.1 Million Vehicles Over Braking Risks

China has ordered Tesla, the world’s leading electric car maker, to recall 1.1 million vehicles due to problems with the acceleration and braking systems of some models made in China and abroad.

China’s market regulator announced the decision after conducting an investigation into the reported flaws, according to a statement issued on Friday. The recalled vehicles include certain imported Model S, Model X and Model 3 vehicles, as well as Chinese Model 3 and Model Y vehicles manufactured between January 12, 2019 and April 24, 2023. is included.

The problem is related to the vehicle’s regenerative braking system, which generates electricity from the movement of the vehicle when the driver takes his or her foot off the accelerator. The State Administration for Market Supervision said in a statement that the vehicle may not issue a warning if the driver presses hard on the accelerator for a long time.

Defects can be caused by To The risk of collisions will increase, the statement said.

According to a regulatory statement, Tesla said it fixes its vehicles with software updates that are sent over the air to the vehicles.

This is the second Tesla recall in China in recent months. Tesla announced in March that the bonnets of some imported Model S cars could open while driving, increasing the risk of collisions, after Chinese regulators warned. 2,649 vehicles were recalled.

China is an important market for Tesla, Income from the country last year increased to $18.2 billion The recall will begin May 29, and Tesla plans to notify affected car owners by email or text. Chinese regulators have not said how many of the recalled Teslas were imported.

Tesla is also facing problems with U.S. regulators. In February, Tesla recalled more than 362,000 vehicles with fully self-driving driver assistance systems after the U.S. Highway Traffic Safety Administration determined that they increased the risk of accidents.

In a statement posted on its website, the agency said the driver assistance system, which can automatically steer, accelerate, brake and change lanes, allowed vehicles to exceed legal speed limits and cross intersections in an “illegal or unpredictable manner.” He said he was able to run. Tesla said it was not aware of any deaths or injuries caused by the flaws authorities identified.

In January, Tesla disclosed in a regulatory filing that the Department of Justice had asked for documents related to its self-driving software, which is a big deal for CEO Elon Musk. may retreat. As regulators investigate the technology’s safety, some Tesla owners have filed lawsuits alleging that Tesla’s self-driving software hasn’t lived up to Mr. Musk’s promises.

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