ROME – If business is prosperous for Elon Musk, the leader of Tesla (excluding Jeff Bezos, who became the world’s richest man with $ 270 billion in assets), some problems are coming from his car industry. The California company is actually recalling 200,000 vehicles in China between the Model 3 and Model S for problems with the rear camera (damage to the cable through the tailgate) and the front hood (sudden opening).
Among other things, just hours after the announcement of the Chinese recall, it seems that the bad news is not just in the Asian market, as similar news came in the United States where Tesla has begun to withdraw half a million. Drive to the same problem.
In short, although Tesla and Musk are very popular in China, the company’s reputation has already been successful this year following a series of incidents, scandals and issues related to the protection of sensitive user data. The Chinese government administration for market regulation has pointed out that the detected defects could adversely affect vehicle cameras or suddenly open the hoods while driving. At the moment, the recall operation affects three module cars manufactured between 2015 and 2020.
For its part, Tesla will continue to inspect the cars and ensure that any issues that may arise during the inspection are resolved, all completely free. Will the company’s promised speed be enough to further undermine its reputation in the strategic Chinese market? We will see. (Mr)