Tesla recalls 50,000 US-made Model S and X vehicles in China
The American automaker Tesla has to recall tens of thousands of cars in China. The Chinese market authority SAMR announced this on Friday. A total of 48,442 vehicles from the S and X series have to be returned to the garage. The cars are being recalled for potentially unsafe construction faults in the front and rear suspension.
According to Chinese car news site Gasgoo, 29,193 Model S and Model X cars made between September 17, 2013 and August 16, 2017 are being recalled. In addition, there are 19,249 Model S vehicles produced between September 17, 2013 and October 15, 2018. All these Teslas were bolted together at the assembly plant in Fremont, California.
Tesla disagrees with the SAMR’s decision and states in a letter published by Electrek that they do not recognize the possible defects. The maker of electric cars goes a step further and accuses Chinese drivers of the mistakes and speaks of “driver abuse”. Still, Tesla agrees to the recall, lest it “go through the tough Chinese administration process,” Tesla said.