Chinese safety regulators have ordered Tesla to recall 1.1 million vehicles, AP News reported May 12, because drivers might step on the accelerator for too long, increasing the risk of a crash.
The State Administration for Market Regulation said in a notice that the recall involves imported Model S, X and 3 models, as well as the Chinese-made Models Y and 3, AP News reported. The models were produced between January 12, 2019 and April 24, 2023, but AP News added it wasn’t clear from the notice whether those dates applied only to the Chinese-made vehicles.
The recall, which starts May 29, was triggered because drivers aren’t able to select the regenerative braking system and because of the lack of a warning when they press hard on the accelerator pedal, regulators said. Tesla says it plans to repair the vehicles via an over-the-air software update.