According to a statement from China’s State Administration for Market Regulations (SAMR), Tesla filed a recall plan for 21,599 Model Y’s made in China.
The recall cites an issue pertaining to the strength of both the front and rear steering knuckles.
As per Tesla’s filing with the government agency, the knuckles do not meet the automaker’s design requirements under extreme stress conditions.
The exact recall is for Model Y EVs built in China between February 4 and October 30, 2021, according to a statement posted on the SAMR website and shared by CNEVPost.
As part of the recall, Tesla Shanghai will inspect the front and the rear steering knuckles free of charge. They will then replace any parts that do not meet the design requirements,
Tesla China plans to notify affected Model Y owners in China through registered mail, email and other methods. The Tesla Service Center in China will also contract Model Y owners to arrange recall repairs.
As per Tesla China, while waiting for an appointment, Tesla Model Y owners should drive carefully to avoid issues.
Tesla issued a similar recall this week for the Model Y in the US, but it only impacted 826 cars.
Tesla recalls 826 Model Ys for potential suspension knuckle fractures