Tesla Recalls 30000 Vehicles in China

Tesla Recalls 30000 Vehicles in China

CNBC published an article Thursday that says China is "poised to dominate" an electric vehicle future if the us doesn't transform the its automobile industry. The electric auto manufacturer recalled more than 3,000 vehicles manufactured in 2016 in February this year due to a potential problem that could cause sudden hardening of the Model X's steering box and increase the risk of accidents.

This is not the first time that Tesla ordered a recall from the Chinese market.

The electric-car maker has identified two different suspension defects in some imported Model S and Model X vehicles produced between September 17, 2013, and January 15, 2018, according to China's State Administration for Market Regulation. The company issued the recall because of two different suspension defects, the authority reported, per Bloomberg, and some vehicles potentially have both defects. China is considered an important market for the Silicon Valley automaker's growth, and it opened a factory to manufacture cars in Shanghai past year.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment Friday morning. Tesla is the leading electric vehicle manufacturer in the country, but it faces competition from more than 400 registered electric vehicle manufacturers.

Electrek also suggests that the problematic Model S and Model X vehicles were made in the U.S., with Tesla using the same suspension on all Model S and Model X vehicles, regardless of whether they were exported to China.

Though China has not been a big exporter of automobiles, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday that it hopes to change that when it comes to electric vehicles.

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