Tesla Recalls Over 21,000 Model Y Units in China

A new recall in China issued by Tesla is affecting a number of the company’s Model Y units that were produced locally, as shown in a new report.

Tesla issued a recall in China affecting 21,599 Model Y units made at the company’s Shanghai Gigafactory, over potential risks with the vehicle’s front and rear steering knuckles, according to a statement on China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) website (via CNEVPost).

The recall affects Model Y units with production dates ranging from February 4, 2021 and October 30, 2021, as per the SAMR’s statement.

Sales data only began for the Model Y in January, and as of the end of October, a total of 106,236 Model Y units were sold in China by Tesla, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

Tesla says the steering knuckles on these units could be susceptible to deformation and even fracturing, which could cause the suspension to be ejected from the steering knuckle. In this case, Tesla says, the vehicle’s driving control would become worse and increase the risk of an accident.

The news also comes just days after Tesla issued a similar recall affecting 826 Model Y units in the U.S. over the same steering knuckle issues.