HANOI — Vietnam’s electrical car or truck (EV) maker VinFast is recalling 2,781 of its sports utility model VF8 sold in the domestic industry to check and switch the bolt connecting the front brake caliper to the knuckle, the company explained on Saturday.
VinFast, which began functions in 2019, is gearing up to broaden in the United States where by it hopes to contend with legacy automakers. It started out to ship its initial 999 VF8s in November very last calendar year and is setting up to deliver them this thirty day period.
“Owing to a unique ingredient assembly product, the bolt connecting the front caliper to the knuckle might loosen when the auto is in procedure, possibly reducing the effectiveness of the front brake,” VinFast reported in a statement.
The enterprise reported it would immediately suitable the tightening torque for all those 999 VF8s shipped to the United States.
“This is comparatively a very simple method that can be performed swiftly and will not affect the shipping and delivery timeline, which is predicted to start off by the conclusion of Feb. 2023,” it stated.
The corporation shipped around 4,000 EVs to consumers domestically in December, far more than half of which were the athletics utility VF8 design. It secured 55,000 orders globally as of December last 12 months, of which 12,000 are from the U.S. market place.
VinFast reported it has not recorded any breakdowns or problems from buyers about the loosen bolt that may well lead to difficulty to the brake.