Tesla recalling 30000 cars in China over suspension issues

Andrew Cummings
October 26, 2020

Electric auto maker Tesla is recalling about 30,000 Model S and Model X in China due to manufacturing issues.

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 - ... According to Bloomberg, the company recalled almost every imported Model S and Model X sold in the country due to issues with the vehicles' suspension.

The recall applies to the bulk of imported vehicles the company sold in China in recent years. There are two different suspension defects, and some of the recalled vehicles potentially have both of them, the authority said.

This accounts for most vehicles Tesla sold in China over that period, Bloomberg reported. The affordable Model 3, marketed as the first mass-market Tesla, was supposed to change that and bring Tesla one step closer to reaching its goal of "accelerating the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass-market electric cars to market". It officially delivered the first batch of made-in-China Model 3 sedans to the public earlier this year. China is considered an important market for the Silicon Valley automaker's growth, and it opened a factory to manufacture cars in Shanghai a year ago.

Tesla did not immediately reply to Business Insider's request for comment.

This comes a day after the electric vehicle marker reported a profitable quarter. Tesla is the leading electric vehicle manufacturer in the country, but it faces competition from more than 400 registered electric vehicle manufacturers.

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