VinFast recalls VF 5 Plus cars to replace combination switch

On February 6th, VinFast Manufacturing and Trading Joint Stock Company announced the implementation of a recall program for 5,912 VF 5 Plus vehicles produced by VinFast from March to December 2023 to replace the combination switch (located on the left hand side of the steering wheel).


Notification from this car manufacturer through the testing and periodic analysis, VinFast has discovered that the front lights on some VF 5 Plus cars may go off if the driver switches the combination switch (left hand lever) vigorously to turn on the left turn signal, which may temporarily reduce visibility.

This phenomenon only occurs when the car is operating at speeds of 50-55 km/h in the evening and the lights are turned on in automatic mode (AUTO – automatically turns on when it’s dark). After the driver turns off the left turn signal, the front lights will function normally again. This phenomenon does not occur if the driver turns on the lights in normal mode, without using the AUTO mode.

Electric car VF 5

After coordinating with relevant parties to investigate and thoroughly inspect, VinFast has identified the cause of the phenomenon as a design flaw in the control board from the component supplier. Specifically, in the combination switch, there is a control board with a contact area in AUTO mode that is shorter than the remaining positions.

During use, the contact pin has the ability to move outwards, causing signal loss, leading to the momentary turning off of the front lights. The solution to this problem is that the supplier will produce a new combination switch with a control board that has a suitable contact surface to replace it for free for customers.

As of now, VinFast has recorded 1 case of a vehicle that has been sold on the market with this issue, but no incidents have occurred. To ensure the highest safety for customers as well as to comply with strict and professional quality control procedures, VinFast has decided to launch a recall program for all 5,912 VF 5 Plus cars produced and sold in Vietnam.

VinFast has reported the information and requested approval for the implementation of the recall program for VF 5 Plus cars to the Vietnam Register. It is expected that from February 19, 2024, customers can bring their vehicles to VinFast showrooms, service centers nationwide to have them inspected and have the combination switch replaced free of charge.

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