- May 19, 2017
Tesla has recalled more than 285,000 vehicles in China for concerns over the Autopilot self-driving feature.
Announced Saturday by the State Administration for Market Regulation, the recall affects 211,256 Model 3 vehicles built at the company’s Shanghai factory and 35,665 imported Model 3 vehicles. The recall affected 38,599 China-made Model Ys.
Chinese regulators claim that Autopilot can be activated automatically, which can lead to sudden acceleration that could cause a crash.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our car owners,” Tesla said in a statement on its Weibo account. “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.”
A fix for the problem can be delivered via a software update.