HCMC – The Vietnamese automaker VinFast is recalling the entire first batch of VF8 electric cars shipped to the U.S. last year due to a software glitch.
The move came after U.S. authorities warned that the software glitch in the dashboard display would prevent critical safety information such as speedometer and warning lights from being shown and might increase the risk of crashing.
VinFast has begun updating the software to fix the problem since yesterday.
Among 999 VF8 electric cars shipped to the United States, 111 had been delivered to customers, while 153 are currently used for fleet services. The rest are still in VinFast’s hands.
VinFast said in a statement that the automaker voluntarily reported to the local authorities for the recall. VinFast has yet to record any instances of this issue occurring in other markets.
Previously, VinFast recalled over 2,700 VF 8 cars sold domestically between September 2022 and February 2023 over an issue with the front brakes.
VF 8 is VinFast’s first electric model sold abroad. These cars have been delivered to customers in Vietnam since September 2022 and to customers in the U.S. since March of this year.
Currently, there are over 4,000 VF 8 vehicles on the roads in Vietnam.
The second batch of VinFast’s electric vehicles, consisting of 1,098 cars, arrived at the port of Benicia, California, the U.S. on May 13. Meanwhile, 781 vehicles were also transported to Canada this month.