BEIJING – Automakers in China made 159 recalls in 2014, taking back a total of 4.12 million vehicles, accounting for 22 percent of recalled vehicles over the past 10 years, according to recent industry data.
Of the total vehicles recalled, 63 percent were the result of defect investigations by General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), a rise of 70 percent from the previous year, according to Yan Fengmin, director of Law Enforcement Department of AQSIQ.
FAW-Volkswagen recalled 897,787 vehicles in China last year, ranking first among all companies making or selling vehicles in the country, according to a report on auto.news.cn.
Top 10 companies by the number of vehicles recalled last year were FAW-Volkswagen, GAC-Honda, Shanghai-GM, Chery, BMW China, Chang’an-Ford, BMW-Brilliance, DPCA, Subaru and FAW-Toyota.
Among the top 10 companies, Chery, which took the fourth place, was the only one local brand vehicle maker and seven companies were joint ventures between Chinese automakers and multinational manufacturers.
Since the country started a product recall mechanism in 2004, a total of 827 recalls have been made in China, taking back 18.87 million vehicles.
Top 15 companies by number of vehicles recalled in China in 2014