The U.S. Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on November 27 that it had launched an investigation into 114761 Tesla vehicles concerning the safety of the front suspension. The agency said it was conducting a preliminary assessment of models 2015-2017 and modelx 2016-2017 after receiving 43 complaints about front suspension failure.
The US highway safety administration also said Tesla issued a maintenance bulletin in February 2017 describing manufacturing conditions that could cause the front suspension to fail.
On November 25, the website of the national highway traffic safety administration also announced that Tesla issued two recall notices. The company recalled 9136 modelx of 2016 model year and 401 Tesla Model y of 2020 model year. Among them, the reason for the recall of modelx is that the front and rear parts of the sunroof trim are bonded without primer, which may cause part of the trim to separate during vehicle driving. The modely recall was due to a possible separation of the screws between the upper control arm and the knuckle.
Since 2020, up to now, Tesla has recalled imported vehicles three times in China. The three recalls were announced on February 14, October 23 and November 27, respectively, involving more than 30000 vehicles.
According to the relevant recall announcement, the recalled vehicles involve when exposed to high corrosion environment such as strong deicing salt for a long time, the bolts that fix the steering gear motor to the steering gear housing may be corroded and broken, when subjected to large external impact, the front suspension rear connecting rod ball head bolt will produce initial crack, and the crack may extend when the vehicle is used continuously And lead to ball stud fracture , when subjected to large external impact, the upper link of the rear suspension may deform. When the vehicle is used continuously, the component will be further weakened, and in extreme cases, it may be broken. The primer on the surface of the roof trim panel may be insufficient, and the adhesion of the trim panel may be weakened over time, and in extreme cases, the trim panel may be removed from the vehicle Fall off and other security problems.
Model 3 weak sales in Europe
Although Tesla has become a star in the new energy vehicle industry in the United States and China in recent years, its sales performance and customer recognition in different countries and regions are quite different.
According to media reports, under the background of strong synchronous growth of electric vehicle sales in Europe and China, Teslas sales in Europe are not good enough, and even are fading out of the mainstream models in the European new energy vehicle market. To be specific, in the context of a 153% year-on-year increase in sales of electric vehicles in Europe in October this year, Tesla Model 3 has fallen out of the top 10 of the best-selling list of pure electric vehicles.
How are Chinese car owners?
In sharp contrast to the European market, in Chinas new energy vehicle market, the data of Huatai Securities and China Automobile Association show that in October, the domestic sales of new energy passenger vehicles were 148000, a year-on-year increase of 105%, including 122000 pure electric vehicles, a sharp increase of 113% year-on-year, continuing the strong growth pattern since the second half of the year.
According to the wholesale sales volume in October, SAIC GM Wuling, BYD and Tesla ranked among the top three domestic auto companies with sales of 24300, 22000 and 12100 respectively.
According to industry insiders, the optimistic expectations of investors and consumers may be too high compared with the weak sales volume of Tesla in Europe, the frequent security risks of Tesla in the U.S. and the Chinese market, and the recent record high Tesla share price.
Tesla weekly K line since October 2019
Source: China Securities Journal Author: Wang Hui, editor in charge: Zhong Qiming_ NF5619