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Eleven automakers announce recalls of 1.13 million vehicles in November

BEIJING – Eleven vehicle enterprises announced recalls of about 1.13 million cars and more than 200,000 tires in China in November, which included Mercedes-Benz, Dongfeng-Honda, FAW-Volkswagen, Hyundai and so on, according to a series of notices released by the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) recently.

The top three automakers announcing the most recalls were Mercedes-Benz, GAC-Honda and FAW-Mazda, with volumes of 351,200, 254,700 and 206,600 units.

The recall of Mercedes-Benz was caused by the fact that drivers’ or front passengers’ front airbags in some vehicles have assembled Takada ammonium nitrate gas generator without desiccant, which pose a safety hazard. Its recall involves 1,752 units of imported SLKs produced before 2012, 311,500 units of imported A-Class and locally-built C-Class and E-Class produced before 2012 and 37,000 units of imported and locally-produced Vito and Viano produced before 2012.

The recall of GAC-Honda was due to the improper handling of movable contacts inside the rear-view mirror switch, involving Accords produced between 2014 and 2017 and Odysseys produced between 2015 and 2017.

The reason for the recall of FAW-Mazda was the brake power vacuum hose one-way valve may not open normally in cold environment and lead to insufficient brake power for vehicles, which involves locally-produced Mazda 6 manufactured between November 1, 2012 and March 31, 2016.

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