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China recalls 4.76 million vehicles in H1 2017

BEIJING – China announced 143 vehicle recalls involving 4.76 million defective vehicles in the first half of 2017, according to data released by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) on July 19.

The number of recalls and volume of vehicles recalled as a result of AQSIQ investigations reached 19 and 1.6 million units, accounting for about one-third of all vehicles recalled in the first half of 2017.

Since the implementation of the defective vehicle product recall system in 2004, China has announced 1,440 recalls involving nearly 41.45 million defective vehicles.

The top three defects of the vehicles recalled in the first half of 2017 were airbags and seatbelts (47 recalls involving 1.56 million vehicles), engine problems (34 recalls involving 1.3 million vehicles) and electrical equipment (7 recalls involving 620,100 vehicles). Most of the recalls involving airbag problems were related to Japanese airbag maker Takata’s global airbag recall.

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