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VinFast Issues First Recall, 2,800 VF 8 EVs Affected

Author: Daniel-RufiangePublished:  2/20/2023
VinFast Issues First Recall, 2,800 VF 8 EVs Affected VinFast Issues First Recall, 2,800 VF 8 EVs Affected

•    VinFast must recall 2,781 VF 8 SUVs due to an assembly problem related to the front axle.

•    For the past month, some of the news coming from the Vietnamese company has been less than cheery.

•    The American-market vehicles affected by the recall will be repaired before being delivered to customers.

Vietnamese manufacturer VinFast is making its North American debut this year and, so far, not everything is going according to plan so far. There have been delays in getting the first vehicles to market, and just recently we learned that the company is cutting its North American staff and eliminating the Canadian division, which will be annexed to the U.S. operation. Not to mention that the company's founder, Pham Nhat Vuong, has indicated that he no longer wishes to invest his own money in the company. 

And now, the first electric model set to launch in North America is subject to a recall. Indeed, VinFast is recalling 2,781 VF 8 SUVs to have the bolt connecting the front brake caliper to the ball joint checked and possibly replaced. As the company explains via a release, “Due to a specific component assembly item, the bolt connecting the front caliper to the knuckle may loosen when the vehicle is in operation, potentially reducing the effectiveness of the front brake.”

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