According to information released on Thursday by China’s State Administration for Market Regulation, the Beijing and Shanghai branches of American electric vehicle maker Tesla filed a recall plan with the state regulator a few days ago.
From today, Tesla will begin recalling a number of imported and domestically made Model 3s manufactured between January 11, 2019 and January 25, 2022, totaling 127,785 vehicles. Among them, 34,207 units are imported Model 3 vehicles and 93,578 vehicles were made in Tesla’s factory in China.
The released document shows that there may be slight manufacturing differences in the power semiconductor components of the rear motor inverter of vehicles within the scope of this recall. The discrepancies of components, when used for a period of time, may lead to a failure of the rear inverter to control the current normally.
If this occurs when the vehicle is parked, it will cause the vehicle to fail to start. If the fault occurs while driving the vehicle, it will cause the vehicle to lose power. In some extreme cases, the problem may increase the risk of vehicle collision, leading to potential safety hazards.
The Beijing and Shanghai branches of Tesla will upgrade the motor control software for vehicles within the scope of recall free of charge through OTA technology. For vehicles that cannot be recalled through OTA technology, these users will be contacted through the firm’s service center to upgrade the motor control software for vehicles, so as to closely monitor the rear motor inverter of vehicles, and replace the rear inverter with related faults free of charge to eliminate potential safety hazards.
Tesla has had many car recalls for different reasons. As of February 2022, the firm has launched a total of 16 recalls in the past six months, including 11 recall cases in the U.S., three in China and one in Canada. All of its mass-produced models are involved in the recalls.