China leading electric vehicle producer to recall 1,389 autosChristian Fernsby ▼ | July 13, 2019
A subsidiary of BAIC BJEV Co., China's leading electric vehicle producer, will recall 1,389 autos from the Chinese market.
Asia The recall involves 1,389 Weiwang 407EV models
Battery packs of the affected vehicles may overheat and even lead to fires in extreme cases. The automaker promised to replace the defective parts free of charge.
China ordered carmakers to conduct checks on electric vehicles in June after a number of models sold by Tesla Inc. and Nio Inc. caught on fire.
Companies need to check for potential safety hazards in their battery boxes, waterproof protection in vehicles, high-voltage wiring harnesses, as well as onboard charging devices, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said in an online statement. Automakers need to submit their findings by the end of October. ■