Tesla Apologizes for Recalling Almost 300,000 Cars in China Over Safety Risks

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FILED - April 21, 2020, Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China: ZhejiangCHINA-Customers buy electric cars at a tesla store in hangzhou, east China's zhejiang province, April 21, 2020...On the same day, tesla began to broadcast live activities on an e-commerce platform for eight days in a row. During the broadcast, tesla will give out rights such as children's electric car, 48-hour test drive right of Model 3 and charging coupon. This is tesla's latest move after it announced last week that it would open an official flagship store in a Chinese e-commerce platform...It is understood that due to the impact of COVID 19 epidemic on offline consumption, tesla has maintained the popularity with users through online live broadcasting since February this year. Some auto industry experts said that at present, the global enterprise digitization process is accelerating comprehensively, tesla cooperated with the third-party e-commerce platform, which will increase tesla's touch points in the e-commerce digital market. (Credit Image: © SIPA Asia via ZUMA Wire Photo: Longwei/SIPA Asia via ZUMA Wire/dpa
FILED - April 21, 2020, Hangzhou, Hangzhou, China: ZhejiangCHINA-Customers buy electric cars at a tesla store in hangzhou, east China's zhejiang province, April 21, 2020...On the same day, tesla began to broadcast live activities on an e-commerce platform for eight days in a row. During the broadcast, tesla will give out rights such as children's electric car, 48-hour test drive right of Model 3 and charging coupon. This is tesla's latest move after it announced last week that it would open an official flagship store in a Chinese e-commerce platform...It is understood that due to the impact of COVID 19 epidemic on offline consumption, tesla has maintained the popularity with users through online live broadcasting since February this year. Some auto industry experts said that at present, the global enterprise digitization process is accelerating comprehensively, tesla cooperated with the third-party e-commerce platform, which will increase tesla's touch points in the e-commerce digital market. (Credit Image: © SIPA Asia via ZUMA Wire Photo: Longwei/SIPA Asia via ZUMA Wire/dpa

Tesla has apologized for withdrawing over 285,000 of its famous electric cars in China over possible issues with the cruise control system.

“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our car owners. In the meantime, Tesla will strictly follow national regulations and keep improving our safety protection, adamantly providing an excellent and safe driving experience to our customers,” the automaker said on Weibo on Saturday, as quoted by CNN.

The company had to recall 35,665 Model 3 cars and 249,855 Model 3 an Model Y cars manufactured in its Shanghai factory, according to the report.

The customers who had already received their vehicles do not reportedly need to return them but will be receiving a free software update which will help solve the issue. Tesla was cited as vowing to constantly update and improve its products in lieu with China’s safety regulations.

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation said that the faulty cruise control feature was activated when gears were shifted or touched which led to speed acceleration. This, in turn, could lead to unwanted accidents.

Earlier in June, Tesla recalled over 700 Model 3 vehicles due to seat belt issues and a few other quality problems.

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