Tesla recalls another batch of Model 3 cars in China, the second in April

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A Chinese-made Tesla Model 3 vehicle owner sits inside a car during a delivery event at the Tesla factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

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SHANGHAI, April 29 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is recalling 14,684 Model 3 cars imported and locally made in China due to software issues that could lead to collisions, the regulator said. country market. American automaker in April.

Tesla will recall Model 3 Performance cars manufactured between January 2019 and March 2022, including 1,850 imported cars and 12,834 made in China, according to a statement issued Friday by the State Administration for Market Regulation.

The recalled cars do not display units for speed numbers in track mode, which could mislead drivers and lead to collisions in extreme circumstances, the regulator said.

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The regulator said earlier in April that the electric vehicle maker would recall 127,785 units of Model 3 cars over potential flaws in semiconductor components that could lead to crashes.

Tesla declined to comment on the regulator’s announcements.

Tesla has come under increased pressure in China from regulators and state media after a disgruntled customer’s protests at the Shanghai auto show went viral last year.

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Reporting by Zhang Yan and Brenda Goh; Editing by Jacqueline Wong and Muralikumar Anantharaman

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