Tesla recalls 200k vehicles in China

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Electric car manufacturer Tesla has recalled around 200,000 vehicles in China due to defects that could potentially make the cars less safe.

Nearly 20,000 Model S vehicles and more than 35,000 Model 3 cars are affected by the measure, according to a statement by the Chinese market regulator that was published online.

In addition, some 144,000 Model 3 vehicles produced in China are also affected by the recall.

The safety risks concern problems with the rear-view camera, according to reports, as the equipment could potentially fail if damaged by drivers opening and closing the boot.

Tesla has also recalled nearly half a million vehicles in the US for the same reason.

Tesla generates around a fifth of its sales in China, the world's largest market for electric cars.

Tesla has run a factory in Shanghai with several thousand employees since 2019.

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