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According to reports, nearly every Tesla vehicle built and sold in China following the opening of Shanghai’s “Gigafactory” is being recalled over concerns that cruise control systems may result in unintended acceleration. “The problem, according to Chinese regulators, is that the system can be accidentally activated in certain models, resulting in unintended acceleration,” CNN reported. “The recall includes 35,665 imported Model 3 vehicles and 249,855 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles made at the Shanghai plant or almost every single locally made car that Tesla (TSLA) has sold in China since January 2020.” In a statement, Tesla apologized, promising to “strictly follow national regulations and keep improving our safety protection.” “We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this recall to all car owners,” Tesla announced on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform, according to The Wall Street Journal. “Tesla will continue to improve safety in strict accordance with national requirements.” CNN also noted that “the setback isn’t as damaging as a conventional recall,” since the problem can be addressed with a “software update that doesn’t require customers to return their cars.”

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