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BEIJING (Reuters) – Tesla Inc is recalling more than 80,000 Chinese-made and imported cars made since early 2013 due to software and seat belt problems, a regulator has said. China market regulator revealed on Friday.
The U.S.-based electric car maker has recalled 67,698 Model S and Model X vehicles imported into China between September 25, 2013 and November 21, 2020 due to adverse events. Software issue affecting the vehicle’s battery management system.
Tesla (NASDAQ: NASDAQ:) said it will update the software of the recalled vehicles.
Tesla also recalled 2,736 imported Model 3 cars manufactured between January and November 2019 and 10,127 of the same Chinese-made model manufactured between October 14, 2019 and October 26. September 2022. It was caused by a seat belt installation error that Tesla said. will check and reinstall, it said.
In April, Tesla recalled a total of 127,785 Model 3 vehicles in China, citing potential defects in semiconductor components that could lead to collisions.