Tesla recalls about 13,000 Model 3 cars in China

BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) — Electric car maker Tesla has begun recalling 12,863 Model 3 cars in China, citing potential safety risks from seat belts.

The recall covers 2,736 imported cars produced between January 12, 2019 and November 22, 2019, and 10,127 cars produced in China between October 14, 2019 and September 26, 2022, according to a statement provided by Tesla to the National Market Regulatory Authority.

The statement indicated that the recalled cars are those whose middle seat belt for the second row seat was improperly installed during repair or after-sales maintenance.

It is suspected that when the service centers re-installed the seat belts, they may not have installed some of the fastening parts of the belt clips with the anchor bolts, which may lead to the failure of the seat belt’s restraining role in the event of a collision.

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