(Yicai Global) May 16 -- Tesla is recalling 107,293 Model 3 and Model Y electric cars that were produced at the US new energy vehicle startup’s Shanghai gigafactory between Oct. 19 last year and April 26 this year, due to software malfunctions caused by fast-charging of the battery, China’s market regulator said today.
When preparing to charge the battery using direct-current fast-charging and during charging, the central processing units of the car’s information and entertainment systems may not cool down sufficiently, resulting in sluggish responses from the central touchscreen displays, the State Administration for Market Regulation said in an announcement on its website.
The fault can lead to the parking-assist cameras and the warning lights on the dashboard failing to operate as normal, and could, in extreme cases, cause an accident, it added.
Tesla’s Shanghai division will upgrade the software on these vehicles free of charge through wireless Over-The-Air technology, the California-based company said. For those customers who cannot use OTA technology, customer service will contact them to make alternative arrangements.
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