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Shanghai-GM recalls over 600 LaCrosse hybrids in China

Shanghai-GM has ordered a recall of 602 Buick LaCrosse eAssist hybrids in accordance with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine’s requests, said a post on the organization’s official website.

The recall will target LaCrosse hybrids manufactured between June and November in 2012.

The LaCrosse sedans in question are suspected to have a fault with their electronic control units. This fault, which should be indicated by a flashing warning light, may hinder the car battery’s charging ability.

Shanghai-GM will conduct maintenance of the ECUs in all recalled vehicles in order to fully solve the problem.

The joint venture will contact owners of affected vehicles via its dealerships to set up appointment times for repair. Concerned owners may also call the JV’s customer service hotline for more details.

GM’s eAssist system enhances fuel mileage by “assisting” the gasoline engine, either by shutting down the engine when the car comes to a stop or cutting off the fuel supply when cruising or decelerating.

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