There are a lot of official recalls now, including Tesla, Audi, Porsche, and Mercedes…

2022-06-23 0 By

The State Administration for Market Regulation recently issued a recall announcement, which involves tesla, Mercedes-Benz, FAW-Volkswagen Audi, Porsche and other high-end brands as well as electric car brands.For detailed recall information, please read below.Tesla (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. has filed a recall plan with the State Administration for Market Regulation in accordance with the Regulations on The Management of Defective Automobile Product Recall and the Implementation Measures of the Regulations on the Management of Defective Automobile Product Recall.A total of 26,047 Domestic Model 3 (12,003 units) and Model Y (14,044 units) electric vehicles produced between December 28, 2020 and January 15, 2022 will be recalled.The electronic expansion valve of heat pump of some vehicles within the scope of this recall will move slightly when positioning. Due to the lack of correction function of the software (2021.44 to 2021.44.30.6 version), the valve may be partially opened, the heat pump compressor may stop working, and the heating function in the vehicle may fail in the long term.In the above state, especially when the temperature outside the vehicle is below 10 degrees below zero, the operation of the windshield defrosting system cannot reach the defrosting effect stipulated by the relevant national laws and regulations. The decline of the defrosting function has a negative impact on the driver’s vision, thus increasing the possibility of collision risk when the vehicle is driving in cold weather, and there are potential safety hazards.Tesla (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. will upgrade the software of vehicles covered by the recall through remote OTA technology, so that users can complete the recall without going to the store.For vehicles that cannot be recalled through OTA technology, Tesla (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. will contact relevant users through tesla Service center to upgrade the software for free to eliminate safety risks.Emergency measures: Before the vehicle is recalled for repair, users should drive the vehicle carefully and contact Tesla service center for software upgrade as soon as possible after the recall is implemented.Tesla (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. will notify relevant users by registered mail, email and other forms.Tesla service center will also proactively contact relevant owners to arrange recall and repair.Customers can call Tesla’s customer service hotline 400-910-0707 for consultation through mobile phones and landlines.Beijing Benz Automobile Co., Ltd. has filed a recall plan with the State Administration for Market Regulation in accordance with the Regulations on The Management of Defective Automobile Product Recall and the Measures for the Implementation of the Regulations on the Management of Defective Automobile Product Recall.Starting from August 15, 2022, a total of 10,104 EQC electric vehicles with production dates between November 30, 2018 and December 15, 2021 will be recalled.Due to the manufacturing deviation of the electric drive module, the cooling system in the electric drive module of some vehicles within the scope of this recall may have insufficient sealing, resulting in coolant leakage.If the coolant is slightly seeped into the motor, the insulation resistance of the high voltage system may be reduced after long-term use, and the vehicle may not start in extreme cases.Coolant leakage does not meet the requirements of cooling system sealing in relevant mandatory national standards. Under extreme conditions, the output power of the electric drive module of the vehicle will be reduced, and there are potential safety hazards.Bbac Automobile Co., Ltd. will check the production serial number of the electric drive module for the vehicles covered by the recall through authorized dealers. If the production serial number is within the affected range, the improved electric drive module assembly will be replaced free of charge to eliminate potential safety hazards.Emergency measures: Before the vehicle is recalled for maintenance, users should contact Mercedes-Benz authorized Service center in time in case of any relevant fault information.Mercedes-benz authorized Service center will notify relevant users of this recall by registered mail.Users can call the service hotline 400-818-1188 from their landline or mobile phone (the service hours are 24 hours from Monday to Sunday).Faw – Volkswagen and porsche again recalling some imported cars, faw – Volkswagen (China) co., LTD., porsche automobile sales co., LTD. According to the defect automobile product recall management ordinance and the measures for the implementation of defect automobile product recall management regulations of the requirements, the state administration for the record to the national market recall plan, decided to recall the following vehicles.I. FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Co., LTD., since February 25, 2022,Recall some imported Audi A4 Avant, A4 Allroad, A5, A6 Avant and A6 manufactured between November 27, 2019 and December 21, 2020Allroad, A7, A8L, Q7, Q8, S4, S5, S6, S7, RS4, RS5, RS6, RS7, RSQ8 cars, a total of 7407.Ii. Porsche (China) Auto Sales Co., Ltd. will recall a total of 2,574 imported 2021 Cayenne cars manufactured between September 16, 2020 and October 31, 2020.This recall is another recall of the “FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Co., LTD., Porsche (China) Automobile Sales Co., LTD. Recalls some imported cars” issued on May 28, 2021. The reasons for the recall are as follows:Vehicles within the scope of this recall have not re-checked and adjusted the positioning of rear axle suspension after the recall repair of replacing the locking nut of rear axle tow arm. The possibility of deviation of rear axle suspension positioning cannot be ruled out, which will lead to premature or uneven tire wear and reduced adhesion between tread and ground.If the tire is worn to the limit, it may lead to tire burst, which will increase the risk of vehicle collision, and there are potential safety hazards.Faw-volkswagen Automobile Co., LTD and Porsche (China) Automobile Sales Co., LTD will check and adjust the rear axle suspension positioning of vehicles within the recall scope free of charge;In addition, tires will be checked for premature or uneven wear due to improperly positioned suspension and replaced if necessary to eliminate safety hazards.Emergency measures: If the direction of the vehicle deviates or the rear of the chassis shakes when the vehicle is driving, the user should park the vehicle to a safe position, visually check the tire wear, and contact the nearest authorized dealer to check and deal with the vehicle.Faw-volkswagen Automobile Co., LTD., Porsche (China) Automobile Sales Co., LTD., will notify the relevant owners through registered letters and other forms.Users can also call FAW-Volkswagen’s toll-free customer service hotline: 400-817-1666, Porsche (China) Auto Sales Co., LTD. ‘s toll-free customer service center hotline: 400-820-5911 and authorized dealers for detailed information about this recall.Summary: This recall has two characteristics, all of which are high-end brands and most of which are pure electric brands.Among them, The recall of Mercedes-benz brand is quite characteristic, which is both a high-end brand and its pure electric model.As the first pure electric vehicle of BBAC, the sales performance of MERCEDES-BENZ EQC has not been ideal since its launch. In 2021, the wholesale sales volume in China is 6,098 units, while in 2020, it is 3,863 units.That is to say, this time, BBAC recalled 10,104 EQC, almost the sales record of this car since it came on the market, but it also shows that the problems reported by most owners may be solved.Automobile recall reflects the potential safety hazard caused by defects in product development. According to the statistics of automobile recall in 2021 released by the State Administration for Market Regulation, Mercedes-benz launched 17 recalls in China last year, with a total of 2,781,204 passenger cars recalled.Industry insiders believe that the launch of auto recall by manufacturers means that manufacturers are responsible for their products and consumers. However, frequent model recall will not only make consumers doubt the safety of vehicles, but also make users lose confidence in brand products.Source: Comprehensive report of Times Auto, Defect Product Management Center, automobile industry concern