ISTANBUL – American electric carmaker Tesla is recalling more than 1.1 million vehicles in China due to braking issues, the country’s top regulator said in a statement Friday.
The recall includes Tesla’s imported Model S, Model X, Model 3, and domestically produced Model 3 and Model Y vehicles with a production date between Jan. 12, 2019, and April 24, 2023.
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) said the recalled vehicles have the issues of not allowing the driver to choose the energy recovery braking system, while the vehicles do not provide enough reminders for the driver to depress the accelerator pedal for a long time.
SAMR added that such factors could increase the probability for the driver to step on the accelerator pedal mistakenly for a long time, which increases the risk of collision and pose a safety hazard.
Tesla will contact the relevant car owners to arrange the recall and repairs, the statement said.
The carmaker in March recalled more than 2,600 imported Model S cars in China since their hoods would open unexpectedly while driving, risking the safety of people on board.
Tesla’s factory in Shanghai is the company’s biggest export hub outside of North America, while China is an important sales market for the company. (Anadolu)