Nearly 2,800 electric vehicles made by VinFast in Vietnam are being called back.

(Reuters) – HANOIVinFast, a Vietnamese company that makes electric vehicles (EVs), is calling back 2,781 of its VF8 sports utility vehicles sold in Vietnam to check and replace the bolt that connects the front brake calliper to the knuckle. The company announced this on Saturday.

VinFast has been in business since 2019, and it is getting ready to grow in the U.S., where it wants to compete with established automakers. It started sending out its first 999 VF8s in November last year and plans to finish this month.


VinFast said in a statement, “Due to a specific component assembly item, the bolt connecting the front calliper to the knuckle may loosen when the vehicle is in use.” This could make the front brake less effective.

The company said it would fix the tightening torque on all 999 VF8s that were sent to the US right away.

It said, “This is a fairly easy process that can be done quickly and won’t change the timetable for delivery, which is expected to start at the end of February 2023.”

In December, the company sold more than 4,000 EVs in the U.S., and more than half of those were the VF8 sports utility model. As of December last year, it had 55,000 orders from all over the world, 12,000 of which came from the U.S. market.

VinFast said that it hasn’t heard of any brake problems or breakdowns caused by the loose bolt, which could cause problems with the brake.




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