Tesla ‘recalls’ almost all vehicles sold in China due to safety concerns

Tesla has just announced that it will be recalling over 1.1 million vehicles in China due to a safety concern raised by the State Market Regulatory Administration (SAMR).


The recalls will see Tesla addressing specifically 1,104,622 cars produced from January 12, 2019 up to April 24, 2023, which is roughly the total number of vehicles it had sold from 2019 to 2023 according to CNN.

The recall will also see all models imported and manufactured in China by Tesla, including the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y.

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The SAMR identified the issue to be with Tesla’s energy regenerative braking technology that has no option to be turned off or provide enough warnings, which is said to lead to accidentally pressing the gas pedal for too long,

This has led to the regulator identifying it as a safety hazard which could lead to an increased risk of collisions. This has led the SAMR to identify the issue as a “product recall”.

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Tesla meanwhile has said that it will fix the problem with a simple software update to make necessary adjustments and add new notification features to lower its risk.

China has been a prominent market for Tesla with revenue being over USD 18 billion in 2022. This is also the second time Tesla has had to recall its vehicles in China, as the company had over 2,600 Tesla Model S vehicles recalled due to a problem with its hood opening whilst driving earlier this year.

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