Tesla to recall 30,000 cars from China over suspension defects

Tesla to recall 30,000 cars from China over suspension defects

Tesla to recall nearly 50,000 cars from China over safety concerns

The company is recalling vehicles made between September 17, 2013, and January 15, 2018, according to a statement by the State Administration for Market Regulation on Friday.

The recall is restricted to vehicles imported in China and manufactured between Sept 17, 2013, to Jan 15, 2018, as per a statement made by the Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation - ... The company announced in February the recall of 3,183 Model X vehicles in China, because of a potential issue that could make steering harder and increase the risk of an accident. It is also stated in the same report that this problem can affect the control of the vehicle, increase the risk of accidents and create safety hazards.

The recall applies to the bulk of imported vehicles the company sold in China in recent years.

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What Happened: Reportedly, there were two distinct issues with the suspension, and some of the recalled vehicles were affected by both.

Electrek also suggests that the problematic Model S and Model X vehicles were made in the United States, with Tesla using the same suspension on all Model S and Model X vehicles, regardless of whether they were exported to China.

The recall doesn't include any vehicles made in China, where Tesla began making Model 3 vehicles in early 2020. China is considered an important market for the Silicon Valley automaker's growth, and it opened a factory to manufacture cars in Shanghai previous year.

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The recall came two days after Tesla reported its fifth straight quarterly profit despite headwinds from the coronavirus pandemic.

National policy regarding electric vehicles in China encouraged the growth of EV startups to compete with American electric vehicle giant Tesla.

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