According to the news from the China Administration for Market Regulation on the afternoon of April 7, Tesla recently filed recall plan with the China Administration for Market Regulation in accordance with the requirements of the “Regulations on the Administration of Recall of Defective Vehicle Products” and the “Implementation Measures for the Regulations on the Administration of the Recall of Defective Vehicle Products”.
Since April 7, Tesla will recall some imported and China-made Model 3 electric vehicles with production dates between January 11, 2019 and January 25, 2022, totaling 127,785 vehicles (including 34,207 imported Model 3 vehicles and 93,578 China-made Model 3).
There may be slight manufacturing differences in the power semiconductor components of the rear motor inverters of the vehicles within the scope of this recall. Some of the vehicles have been used for a period of time. The component manufacturing differences may cause the rear inverter to fail, causing the inverter to not be able to control the current properly. This fault occurs when the vehicle is in a parked state, which will cause the vehicle to fail to start; If this fault occurs when the vehicle is running, it will cause the vehicle to lose its driving power. In extreme cases, it may increase the risk of vehicle collision, posing a safety hazard.
In response to this recall, Tesla said that it will upgrade the motor control software for vehicles within the recall scope free of charge through the car remote upgrade technology; for vehicles that cannot be recalled through the car remote upgrade technology, it will contact relevant users through the service center, upgrade the motor control software for the vehicle to closely monitor the rear motor inverter of the vehicle, and promptly replace the rear inverter with related faults free of charge to eliminate potential safety hazards.