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Ford Recalls 237,000 Focus Cars Over Ignition Problems

Ford Motor has offered to recall 236,643 Focus compact sedans in China because of ignition problems, news agencies reported Tuesday.

Ford is recalling the vehicles after about 2% of drivers experienced stalling, usually after traveling at low speeds, Whitney Foard Small, Ford's spokeswoman in Bangkok, told Bloomberg News. The company will install new engine calibration software in the cars to correct the problem, she said.

The vehicles were built through a three-way joint venture, comprised of Ford, Chongqing Changan Automobile and Japan's Mazda Motor, Reuters reported, citing a statement posted on China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine's website Tuesday. The affected vehicles were made from August 2008 through Friday, it said.

The recall would be the largest for Ford in China.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/autos/ford-recall-focus-cars-china/19498395/
 

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Toyota to recall 5,791 imported Lexus cars in China

Toyota Motor will recall 5,791 imported Lexus vehicles in China starting July 19 to fix the engine's valve spring defect, Xinhua News reported today, citing the country's quality regulator.

The vehicles involved are the imported Lexus LS460, Lexus LS460L and Lexus LS600hL models produced between 2006 and 2008, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement on its website today.

The recall is part of the Japanese auto maker's global recall of 270,000 luxury vehicles to repair engine's valve spring problems that may lead to engine malfunction and could cause the car to stall while the vehicle is running.

The carmaker would solve the problem of the by replacing the defective valve springs with reinforced springs for the clients, said Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd., which will also offer more related information.

Toyota has already announced its recall of Lexus vehicles in Japan, the U.S. and China. There were about 180,000 such vehicles in markets outside Japan, including some 130,000 in the U.S. and nearly 5,800 in China.

It is the latest recall troubling the Japanese automaker, which has already recalled more than 8 million vehicles globally for problems involving accelerator pedals, floor mats and brakes since last autumn.

http://autonews.gasgoo.com/auto-new...ecall-5-791-imported-lexus-cars-in-china.html
 

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Southeast Motors issues recall on 26,000 vehicles

China's Southeast (Fujian) Motors announced it starts Friday to recall some of its V3, Lancer, and Lancer EX models in China without charges.

The Mitsubishi's partner in China has submitted a recall request to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China (AQSIQ). The recall will involve about 20,246 units of the V3s, 1,568 Lancers, and 5,033 Lancer EXs produced between March 17 and July 27 this year, according to Southeast Motors.

The decision for recall is due to a defect in the welding of a component on the front lower part of the cars' chassis, which could crack during driving.

Li Ling, a staff from Southeast Motors told the China Business News that they have not received any complaints concerning this problem and that there has been no reported injuries to passengers.

The company found the problem during a routine monitoring and said only about three hours are needed for the repairing.

Southeast Motors told the Global Times that owners of the models published should dial hot-line 800-858-1666 and provide the engine number to see if the model will be needed for recall.

http://autonews.gasgoo.com/china-news/southeast-motors-issues-recall-on-26-000-vehicles-100821.shtml
 

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Daimler to recall over 9000 vans in China

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Daimler recently set up a joint venture between Mercedes and Fujian’s SouEast Auto to produce the Viano and Vito MPV models for the Chinese market, however it appears that just shortly after launching their made in China produce the Chinese governments quality watchdog has assisted Daimler in issuing a recall.

The recall is due to defective air conditioning units according to Daimler, and 9201 vehicles have so far been affected by the recall. The faulty air conditioning issue may cause a short circuit and render the MPV’s AC unit useless if used in hot weather conditions for extended periods of time.

The Mercedes Vito MPV is one of the few diesel MPV’s available in China and is priced at 310,000rmb to 320,000rmb, where as the larger Viano is powered by a V6 engine and is priced from 390,000rmb and rising. The influx of Viano and Vito models is expected to take on Buick’s GL8 hold on the semi luxury MPV segment which Buick has so far controlled tightly.
 

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Dongfeng Auto recalls 102,817 cars in China to fix ignition relay

October 29, 2010
Dongfeng Automobile Co., Ltd. (600006), started yesterday recalling 102,708 vehicles in China due to a faulty ignition relay that could cause the engine to stall, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) in a statement on its website.

The recall affects 102,708 units of Tiida sedan and Tiida hatchback built between November 17, 2004 and May 22, 2006, and 109 units of Nissan Sylphy car built from March 30, 2006 to July 27, 2006, by Dongfeng Nissan, a joint venture between Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motor Co.

The Shanghai-listed company said it would replace the faulty ignition relay at no charge to car owners. In order to ensure prompt exchange or repair service, the company suggests owners call Dongfeng Nissan distributors on hotlines at 800-830-8899 or 400-830-8899.

For more information, owners can call the AQSIQ by dialing 010-59796616/65537365, or visit AQSIQ's website at www.dpac.gov.cn.

This is part of Nissan's global recall of 2.14 million vehicles, including 194,409 vehicles sold on China's mainland, to repair a faulty ignition relay that could cause the engine to stall. The other 91592 cars being recalled in China are imports.

http://autonews.gasgoo.com/china-ne...lls-102-817-cars-in-china-to-fix-101029.shtml
 

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Dongfeng Peugeot to recall nearly 38.000 307 and 408 sedans

February 14, 2011
The Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile Company released a nation-wide recall last week, the NDDaily reported. According to the country's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), the Sino-French joint venture is recalling a total of nearly 38,000 Dongfeng Peugeot cars on the basis of safety defects.

The recall is targeted towards 11,116 Dongfeng Peugeot branded 307s manufactured between October 11 and December 2 of last year, as well as 26,583 Dongfeng Peugeot 408s (2.0L version) made from November 14, 2009 to November 16 last year. The 307s are being recalled because of problems with the driver's side airbag which may prevent it from being normally deployed, while the 408 reportedly has a problem with the position of cables in the battery mounting. The cars are being recalled in accordance to the AQSIQ's Provisions on the Administration of Recall of Defective Auto Products legislation.

http://autonews.gasgoo.com/china-ne...o-recall-nearly-38000-307-and-40-110214.shtml
 

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General Motors recalls 232,931 cars in China


March 4, 2011
Shanghai General Motors Co began recalling 232,931 cars in China Monday to fix faulty fuel lines.

The recall covered 133,074 2-liter and 2.4-liter Regal sedans produced from Sept 18, 2008, to Oct 14, 2010, and 99,857 2.4-liter LaCrosse cars made from April 20, 2009, to Oct 14, 2010, said a statement from the company.

The fault could cause the fuel pipe to break at the joints under extreme conditions and the engine could fail to start or stop working. The oil leaks could also spark fires, it said.

The after-sales service center at Shanghai General Motors would contact car owners to arrange repair work and its 800-820-2020 hotline offered counseling and reservation services, it said.

The carmaker would also recall 2,806 imported Cadillac CTS vehicles in China from March 21 to repair faulty track bars, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said on Feb 14.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2011-03/01/content_12094129.htm
 
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