Tesla forced to ‘recall’ 1.1 million vehicles in China to address braking problems

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People view a Tesla electric car in Hangzhou, east China’s Zhejiang province, April 17th, 2023. | Photo by CFOTO / Future Publishing via Getty Images

Tesla said that it would push an over-the-air software update to 1.1 million vehicles in China in response to a braking and acceleration problem, multiple outlets are reporting.

China’s market regulator identified the issue as a “product recall,” though, as is typical with Tesla, the issue appears to be addressable with a software update. It isn’t clear whether Tesla wants customers to bring in their vehicles for any maintenance, nor whether there is a refund available to those who want to return their cars.

The recall covers all four of Tesla’s vehicle models — Model S, X, 3, and Y — both imported and made in China, that were manufactured between January 12th, 2019, and April 24th, 2023. In a statement, the State Administration for…

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