fbpx
Supporting women leaders and aspirants to unleash their potentialRead more Fake medicines kill almost 500,000 sub-Saharan Africans a year: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reportRead more Climate crisis and migration: Greta Thunberg supports International Organization for Migration (IOM) over ‘life and death’ issueRead more United Nations (UN) Convenes Lake Chad Countries, Amid Growing Regional CrisisRead more 11 Disruptive Startups Selected for Cohort 3 of the Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) Accelerator Program powered by Startupbootcamp AfricaRead more Africa Data Centres breaks ground on new Sameer facility in NairobiRead more Coffee with a human face: A union that improves livelihoods for Ugandan farmersRead more Trends Predicted to drive the retail industry in 2023Read more Vantage Capital exits Pétro IvoireRead more Afrobarometer charts path for Round 10 surveysRead more

Tesla recalls 435K vehicles in China

show caption
AFP Photo
Print Friendly and PDF

Dec 02, 2022 - 02:59 AM

ISTANBUL (AA) – Tesla is recalling 435,000 vehicles in China as the American electric carmaker is mired in a second technical issue in one week in the world’s biggest auto market.

The recall includes more than 142,000 Model 3 sedans and almost 293,000 Model Y vehicles, which could be affected by a software issue that stops the rear lights of the vehicles from illuminating, according to China’s State Administration for Market Regulation.

Tesla said it will provide software updates to fix the issue, China’s top market watchdog noted.

It marks the second recall in one week for Tesla in China after the company announced a recall of more than 67,000 vehicles last Friday, which included Model S and Model X vehicles produced between Sept. 25, 2013, and Nov. 21, 2020, because the battery management systems mistakenly issued warnings such as “maintenance required” and “safe parking” on drivers’ screens.

Tesla also had recalled almost 128,000 vehicles of the Model 3 in China in April due to semiconductor issues that could potentially lead to collisions.

In September, Tesla sold 83,135 vehicles in China, breaking the monthly record for the company’s factory in Shanghai, according to China’s Passenger Car Association.

MAORANDCITIES.COM uses both Facebook and Disqus comment systems to make it easier for you to contribute. We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles and blog posts. All comments should be relevant to the topic. By posting, you agree to our Privacy Policy. We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion, so we ask you to avoid personal attacks, name-calling, foul language or other inappropriate behavior. Please keep your comments relevant and respectful. By leaving the ‘Post to Facebook’ box selected – when using Facebook comment system – your comment will be published to your Facebook profile in addition to the space below. If you encounter a comment that is abusive, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the Facebook comment box to report spam or abuse. You can also email us.