Vietnamese EV Car Company Issues Recall on Cars Sent to US

Vietnamese EV Car Company Issues Recall on Cars Sent to US
Vinfast's VF 8 model interior. ( Photo : Green Car Reports )

VinFast, a Vietnamese electric car company, recalled its first batch of cars sent to the US due to safety risk posed by a faulty display screen.

The first batch of 999 electric vehicles had a malfunctioning display, which caused the screen in the VF 8 SUV to go blank when stationary, not showing critical safety information such as the speedometer or warning lights.

“Although VinFast is not aware of any field reports of incidents, the company is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution,” the EV maker told Nikkei Asia.

The company was first made aware of the display problem on April 27 and when it discovered at least 18 occurrences of blank screens reported by users that stated a “loss of communication” that “disrupts the feed of data to the screen.”

In response to the malfunction, the auto group rolled out an over-the-air (OTA) update on 25 May, to fix the glitch (free of charge) and will notify owners through mail starting 29 May.

Currently, 111 VF 8’s are in customers’ hands, 153 are in fleet service and 735 are still in VinFast’s possession.

VinFast – a member of Vingroup – is Vietnam’s first global automotive manufacturer. Established in 2017, VinFast owns a state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing complex in Hai Phong, Vietnam, and has showrooms in the US, Europe, and Canada.