The official website of China’s State Administration for Market Regulation showed on Monday that Tesla (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. recently filed an official recall plan according to the requirements of relevant national laws and regulations.
According to the document, starting from May 23, 2022, Tesla will recall some Chinese-made Model 3 and Model Y electric vehicles produced from October 19, 2021 to April 26, 2022, totaling 107,293 vehicles.
Some vehicles included in this recall may not have adequately cooled the CPU of the infotainment system when preparing for, or during, DC fast charging. This caused the CPU to slow down on the central touchscreen display. In severe cases, the CPU may restart and display panel cannot work.
When the above problems occur, the reversing image, windshield (defrosting, defogging and wiper) function setting, driving gear display and indicator light will not be used normally, which increases the risk of vehicle collision accidents in extreme cases and poses potential safety hazards.
Tesla Shanghai will upgrade the vehicles within the scope of recall to 2022.12.3.3 or subsequent versions of software free of charge through OTA technology. The upgraded vehicles will alleviate the temperature rise of CPU when preparing for, or during, DC fast charging, so as to prevent its running speed from slowing down or restarting.
For vehicles that cannot be recalled through OTA technology, Tesla will contact users through its service center to upgrade the software of their vehicles free of charge, in order to eliminate any potential safety hazards.
Although Tesla’s global delivery volume has reached new heights many times, its recall frequency is also very high. From June of last year to the end of April this year alone, the company issued eight recalls in China, with a total amount of 676,200 vehicles, mainly concentrated among Model 3s and Model Ys.