Chinese Tesla break down, and the manufacturer blames ... the drivers and the road It seems that the popular American car manufacturer is unable to admit a mistake and instead of fixing it, suggests that the fault is with the drivers and the roads, not the poor quality of their car parts.

Tesla cars are already so popular in some parts of the world, such as China, that although the company even has its local factory, ie Shanghai Gigafactory, which produces the Model 3s, it still has to export many units from the United States to this market. The Model S and Model X have long been brought to the Middle Kingdom in this way, but it seems that they are not models intended for local roads, because many of them have failed. So the Chinese forced Tesla to call for inspection nearly 30,000 units, produced between September 17, 2013 and January 15, 2018, due to potentially defective front and rear suspensions.

Interestingly, nothing similar happens in the case of the United States, and the manufacturer's home market receives exactly the same units. The China State Administration for Market Regulation, however, claims in its statement that this is a manufacturing defect and could lead to a serious suspension failure, so Tesle must return to the company for a review. As you can guess, the company led by Elon Musk does not agree with this, but in the name of good cooperation, it will check all the copies, because it has no intention of risking a trade war with the Chinese government, which has no chance to win anyway.

Nevertheless, the issue of the Model S and Model X suspension that breaks down only in China is intriguing and it would be worth looking for the cause, if only to satisfy curiosity. And although, according to Tesla, the real problem here are poor roads and drivers (by the way, such marketing aimed at kiweorcers is unlikely to benefit the company), in the United States and other places in the world, some roads and cars also leave a lot to be desired. And at this point it turns out that the truth is a bit different than what the company would like to see it, namely Tesla simply have smaller or bigger problems with the suspension, but in China there are probably the most of them, hence the loud case. In the US, some drivers also complain about this element and it is even the reason why Consumer Reports stopped recommending the Model S. In short, something is up and Tesla will have to face it sooner or later.