Tesla has issued a recall for the Model 3 and Model Y made in China over the potential for the heat pump to fail in cold weather.
The recall follows similar ones issued in Canada and the United States, and impacts 26,047 cars built at Giga Shanghai.
Just like in North America, Tesla will deploy a software update to 12,003 Model 3 electric sedans and 14,044 Model Y SUVs in China to correct the issue, which can result in heat loss and degraded defroster performance.
The recall covers cars built between December 28, 2020 and January 15, 2022, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR). (via South China Morning Post)
SAMR advises that until the software update has been installed, owners should drive their vehicles carefully to avoid being faced with no heat in cold temperatures.
With the recall in China, the total number of cars potentially affected by the heat pump issue has risen to 54,812.