American electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has announced that it is recalling 36,126 vehicles from the Chinese market due to a possible malfunction of the touchscreen in the interior of these vehicles, which could lead to potential safety threats. This was announced by the State Administration for Market Regulation of the PRC.
According to the ministry, 20,428 imported Model S sedans produced from September 18, 2013 to February 20, 2018, and 15,698 imported Model X SUVs, produced from March 12, 2016 to February 16, 2018 are subject to recall from February 5, 2018 .
Security risks may arise from problems with 8GB eMMC cards installed in the interior of the aforementioned vehicles. These cards have the potential to deteriorate, resulting in malfunctions of the touchscreen, reversing cameras, heating equipment and turn signal lights, the statement said.
The automaker has pledged at its expense to increase the capacity of eMMC memory cards from 8 GB to 64 GB and to ensure the installation of updated software on the recalled vehicles to eliminate the risks.
Tesla this week announced a recall campaign for the Model S and Model X. Touchscreens may fail in EVs. The voluntary recall affects 134,951 vehicles. They were all released before March 2018. The problem concerns models with built-in 8 GB memory.