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Tesla recalls 50,000 S and X models due to suspension problems

10/26/2020 - 03:16

Tesla recalls over 50,000 Model X and Model S cars assembled in the United States in various years and shipped to China. The recall is announced due to defined suspension concerns, states the China State Administration for Market Regulation's website.

Marcus Zacher
Marcus Zacher
As noted in a statement by the Chinese regulator, almost 30,000 Model S and Model X manufactured at the Tesla plant in California from September 2013 to August 2017 are being recalled. The watchdog has reported front suspension issues that the regulator claims have a "negative effect on driving, raising the risk of collisions and posing a safety threat."

Due to rear suspension issues, a further 20,000 Model S electric vehicles produced between September 2013 and January 2018 will be recalled. At that, some models have these problems with both front and rear suspension. Suspension modules of the cars removed will be replaced free of charge. 

American National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is not certain whether a comparable action would be taken for these versions in the US. "Due to suspension issues, NHTSA is aware of the removal of Tesla in China. Our agency has not yet received significant concerns in the USA regarding these issues. We are in regular touch with Tesla and track the situation closely. If appropriate, we will take all steps to protect the public from potential risks to their protection," said the management of CNBC. Tesla itself has not responded to the inquiries from CNBC yet.