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Tesla “recalls” vehicles in China for software update

Chinese regulators said on Saturday that Tesla will “recall” nearly 300,000 Model 3 and Model Y cars manufactured and imported in China for an online software update related to assisted driving, with owners not required to return their vehicles.

The state administration responsible for market regulation said on its website that the measure was linked to the assisted driving function of electric cars, which can currently be accidentally activated by drivers and cause sudden acceleration.

The recall remote online software – a first for Tesla cars built in China – covers 249,855 Model 3 and Model Y cars made in China, and 35,665 imported Model 3 sedans.

Tesla, which currently makes Model 3 sedans and Model Y sport utility vehicles in Shanghai, sold 33,463 Chinese-made electric cars in May, according to industry data.

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