By Clarence Leong 

Tesla Inc.'s China business is recalling 21,599 locally made Model Ys due to issues with auto parts from suppliers.

The company has filed the recall plans with China's top market regulator, according to a notice posted Friday by an affiliate of the State Administration for Market Regulation.

A component known as a steering knuckle, which allows the wheels to turn, might be deformed or break while the car is in use, increasing the risk that an accident could occur, the notice said.

Tesla Shanghai will carry out related checks on the affected vehicles for free and replace substandard steering knuckles, the regulator said.

The recall, which affects vehicles manufactured between Feb. 4 and Oct. 30, isn't the first time the company has had to deal with safety issues in the world's largest auto market.

In June, Tesla addressed a safety issue in more than 285,000 passenger vehicles in China, most of them locally produced, linked to the cruise-control system.

In October, Tesla sold 13,725 locally built vehicles in China, according to China Passenger Car Association. That accounted for around 4.3% of the country's overall new-energy vehicles sales that month.


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December 03, 2021 04:23 ET (09:23 GMT)

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