Vietnamese electric car maker VinFast recalls all 999 of its initial SUVs that were shipped to the U.S. The recall is due to a software defect that can cause the main screen to go blank.
The defect was first reported by customers in April, and VinFast has been investigating the issue since then. The company says that it has identified the cause of the defect and has developed a software update that will fix it.
The software update will be delivered to customers over the air, and VinFast says that it will begin rolling out the update on Thursday. The company says that it expects all affected vehicles to be updated by the end of June.
The recall comes after VinFast’s first vehicles sold in the U.S. garnered a number of bad reviews. Some reviewers said that the vehicles were not ready for delivery.
VinFast CEO Le Thi Thu Thuy said in an interview that recalls of EVs are common among major manufacturers. “We are new players and of course, we will have issues,” she said. “It is not good for us” to have to recall vehicles, she added. “We welcome all constructive comments.” VinFast is planning to build a factory in North Carolina and start delivering vehicles to customers in the U.S. this year.