(Yicai Global) Feb. 14 -- Electric carmaker Tesla will recall 3,183 of its Model X vehicles in China with faults in their steering motor fixing bolts from June 7.
The recall is for vehicles made between April 15, 2016 and Oct. 16, 2016 and then imported into China, the State Administration of Market Supervision said today. The bolts in affected cars may break in highly corrosive conditions, such as under heavy amounts of de-icing salts, which can cause the steering motor to shift and transmission belt to slip, possibly resulting in weaker steering assistance and a loss of control, ultimately increasing the risk of a crash.
Just yesterday, Tesla recalled 15,000 Model X cars in North America for the same reason. Its share price closed 4.8 percent higher the same day at USD804.