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Porsche is recalling thousands of electric vehicles in China due to the risk of loss of power, becoming the latest company to announce a recall in the Chinese market.
Effective immediately, Porsche is recalling a total of 5,957 imported 2020 and 2021 Taycan series pure electric vehicles manufactured between January 7, 2020 and June 28, 2021, according to an announcement issued Friday on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation.
These vehicles may have a communication failure in the power electronics due to an electronic control software issue, causing the vehicle's pulse inverter to not work properly, the announcement said.
When the problem occurs, the powertrain will stop working resulting in a lack of power to the vehicle, which can increase the risk of a crash if the vehicle is driven on highways and other complex traffic conditions, posing a safety hazard.
Porsche will update the software of the power electronics and motor electronics for the recalled vehicles free of charge to eliminate the safety hazard, the announcement said.
At the end of last month, Tesla recalled a total of 285,520 vehicles in China, saying that the vehicles were susceptible to a safety hazard due to a problem with the active cruise control system that could cause drivers to mistakenly activate the active cruise function in the following situations.
Tesla said at the time that it would upgrade the active cruise control software for the recalled vehicles free of charge through over-the-air technology (OTA), so that users could complete the software upgrade without having to visit a store.