HANOI – Electric-vehicle (EV) manufacturer Vinfast is recalling approximately 2,800 crossover-utility vehicles (CUVs) in Vietnam due to loose bolts which secure the front brake calipers.
According to multiple media reports, the Vietnamese company is recalling 2,781 of its VF8 CUVs due to the bolt which attaches the front brake caliper to the knuckle potentially loosening during vehicle operation. Should this occur, the brakes may become less effective.
Vinfast, will inspect and repair the 999 CUVs already in North America
According to the reports, the company said inspecting and ensuring the situation is rectified with the vehicles landed in North America is a relatively simple operation and will not delay the expected first-quarter on-sale date (already delayed from December 2022) for the VF8 in the U.S.
This is the latest setback for the Vietnamese startup which suffered job cuts last year. It has not commented on whether these different issues will have any impact in its desire to introduce two additional EVs – the VF6 and VF7 – later in the first quarter.