Nearly every vehicle Tesla has ever sold in China has been recalled for potentially dangerous braking and acceleration defects.
A total of 1.1 million Tesla Model S, Model X, Model 3 and Model Y vehicles are subject to the recall. Chinese regulators announced on Friday.. Since entering China in 2014, Tesla has sold about 1.13 million vehicles.
Tesla plans to fix the issue with an over-the-air software update that will give drivers more control over the strength of their regenerative braking system, which is at the heart of the recall. Chinese regulators say drivers could experience unintended acceleration without tighter control of the system, which uses excess energy generated when the driver takes his or her foot off the accelerator.
The Chinese recall comes amid a difficult year for the Asian market for Tesla.In response to significant price reductions at the beginning of the year, some Chinese Tesla owners protest Don’t miss out on these discounts.
Tesla is becoming more and more like other car companies
This is the second major recall for Tesla this year.Elon Musk’s electric car company in the US Tesla announces recall of over 360,000 vehicles in February Equipped with fully autonomous driving software. The company Fixed over the air in March.
Increased recalls in the US and China Tesla is growing into just a car company. Safety recalls are common for big brands, and large-scale recalls are more likely for companies that make millions of vehicles a year.
Musk has spent most of this year applying some of the oldest tricks of traditional automaker strategy to boost the company’s sales. price cut We also offer incentives such as free Supercharger miles.
Musk has made it clear that 2023 will be a pivotal year for Tesla as it seeks to graduate from an early adopter niche brand to a mass-producer of vehicles. The CEO told investors earlier this year that Tesla plans to: Production will be doubled to 2 million units in 2023.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.