Tesla will update the software for more than 435,000 electric vehicles in China to address a problem with side marker lights that in extreme circumstances can cause collisions, China’s market regulator said Thursday.
Last month, Tesla recalled more than 321,000 vehicles in the US due to a similar problem.
The fix, which is considered a recall, will be issued via an over-the-air update.
Previously, Tesla also made a recall of more than 80,000 electric vehicles in China last week due to seat belt and software issues.
Separately, Tesla’s retail sales in China almost doubled in the Nov. 1 to Nov. 27 period from a year earlier, brokerage data showed, after the company slashed prices for the Model 3 and Model Y and offered incentives.
But in China Tesla also faces stiffer competition from domestic rivals including Warren Buffett-backed BYD and startups including XPeng, Nio and Li Auto.