Vietnam’s electric-car maker VinFast recalled all 999 of its initial crossovers shipped to the U.S. over malfunctioning software that can lead the main screen to go blank.
The company can begin delivering an over-the-air software update on Thursday that fixes the issue, according to its defect notice posted to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website.
The recall comes after the automaker’s first vehicles sold in the U.S. garnered a number of bad reviews, with some saying they aren’t ready for deliveries. VinFast said in the notice that just 111 of the vehicles it’s recalling are in customer hands, roughly six months after they were loaded onto a cargo ship destined for California.
Recalls of EVs are common among major manufacturers, VinFast CEO Le Thi Thu Thuy said in an interview at the Qatar Economic Forum in Doha.