China’s regulator says Tesla is recalling more than 80,000 cars

BEIJING, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc is recalling more than 80,000 China-made and imported cars produced from as early as 2013 for software and seat belt problems, a statement from China’s market regulator revealed on Friday.

The US-based electric car maker has recalled 67,698 Model S and Model X cars imported into China between September 25, 2013 and November 21, 2020 due to software issues affecting the battery management system in the vehicles.

Tesla said it will upgrade the software for recalled vehicles.

Tesla also recalled 2,736 imported Model 3 cars manufactured between January and November 2019, and 10,127 China-made Model 3 vehicles manufactured between October 14, 2019 and September 26, 2022. This was due to potentially faulty installation of seat belts, which Tesla had performed. will check and reinstall it said.

In April, Tesla recalled a total of 127,785 units of Model 3 cars in China, citing potential defects in semiconductor components that could lead to collisions. Read more

Reporting from the Beijing Newsroom; Written by Liz Lee; Editing by Clarence Fernandez and Stephen Coates

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