Tesla is recalling up to 48,442 of its Model S and Model X electric vehicles, which were made in the U.S. and sold to customers in China, over potentially faulty and unsafe front and rear suspensions.
The China State Administration for Market Regulation announced the recall Thursday night.
Tesla’s share price was down nearly 2% on Friday.
China’s auto industry news site, Gasgoo, reported that the recall affects 29,193 imported Model Ss and Model Xs, produced between Sept. 17, 2013, and Aug. 16, 2017, and 19,249 imported Model Ss produced between Sept. 17, 2013, and Oct. 15, 2018. The cars were produced at Tesla’s Fremont, California, vehicle assembly plant.
The U.S. vehicle safety authority, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has not said whether a similar recall in the U.S. may be necessary.
The Chinese agency has ordered Tesla to replace the rear linkages of their left and right front suspension and the upper linkages of the left and right rear suspension with an improved one for all the cars that are part of the recall at no cost to the owners.