The affected vehicles were manufactured between May 1, 2012 and November 12 this year, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said yesterday.

The front seat belts of the vehicles are not properly connected. The company will check and fix the problem free of cost. The recall starts from today, the US-based Automotive company said.

The problem of a seatbelt assembly breaking was discovered last month when a Model S customer in Europe reported it to the company.

Last year, Tesla recalled 29,222 Model S sedans over a charging defect.