Tesla Motors Inc. has recalled nearly 200,100 Model S vehicles following an outbreak in China of battery fires.
The company said in a statement that the recall affects all Model S models sold in the U.S. from January 6, 2017, through November 6, the end of 2017.
It said it was making a final decision about whether to sell or recall the vehicles.
The recall affects models equipped with the all-wheel drive system, the company said.
The Model S is made in China.
The number of Model S cars recalled by Tesla has reached 8,800, including the Model X crossover, which is made by General Motors Co. General Motors said on Wednesday that it will not produce or sell any more of the vehicles until further notice.
It is unclear how widespread the issue was, and how many vehicles may have been affected.
Tesla said the recall was for Model S batteries that failed due to improper manufacturing practices.
A similar recall of Model X was issued earlier this month.
Tesla also recalled 1.8 million Model S and X crossover models in October after a similar battery issue.
Tesla has said the batteries were found to be susceptible to overheating and shorting.
Model X is made with a lithium ion battery that is about twice as dense as the conventional lithium ion batteries used in cars today.
The lithium ion technology is more energy dense than the battery cells used in electric cars.
Tesla’s new all-electric sedan, which goes on sale in 2019, will feature a larger battery that can store up to 50 kilowatts.
The new batteries will be installed under the hood of the car, in addition to in the vehicle’s trunk.
Tesla shares fell more than 8% on Wednesday as investors worry about the company’s ability to sell cars and keep its customers.
Tesla reported a record revenue of $9.2 billion for the first quarter ended in June.