Cops question Chinese woman for Tesla protest at Shanghai auto show

China | 20 Apr 2021 10:47 am

Two Chinese women protested at the Tesla booth at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition on Monday, and eyewitnesses claimed they aired grievances about poor quality, state media reports.

One woman climbed atop a model Tesla, and shouted "Tesla brake failure." She was removed by guards shortly after. 

Both women wore white T-shirts claiming, "Tesla brake failure,'' along with a Tesla logo. And, the woman who climbed atop a model at the show, shouted "Tesla brake failed me" repeatedly.

The police said that the woman was taken to a local police station for questioning. Tesla booth was later cordoned off, and was protected by about 10 guards, state media said citing media reports. 

The incident was the latest in a flurry of protests against Tesla's defective vehicle parts, especially its brake system. Earlier in March, a car owner in Zhengzhou, central Henan province, printed "Tesla brake failure" on her Tesla car, while protesting in front of a local Tesla store, chanting repeatedly that Tesla's defective brake almost killed her family.

According to public information platform, there have been five recall incidents related with Tesla cars over quality glitches, including imported vehicles Model-S and Model-X.

And, a few Chinese consumers have complained of Tesla vehicles suddenly losing control.

In February, China's top market regulator summoned Tesla for a talk over recent rising consumer complaints, including unexpected accelerations, battery fires and abnormal over-the-air (OTA) upgrades.


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