Mar. 8, 2012 (China Knowledge) - U.S.-based auto giant General Motors Corp will recall 18,204 imported vehicles in China due to system problems of anti-lock braking or ABS, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine
The affected autos consist of 16,618 Chevrolet Captiva sport utility vehicles and 1,586 Opel Antara SUVs manufactured between Apr. 11, 2006 and Nov. 9, 2009.
Brake fluid impurities could affect normal operation of the ABS systems, posing a safety hazard, said the American auto maker, adding that all flawed vehicles will be fixed free.
GM, along its joint ventures, sold a total of 240,554 vehicles in China last month, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 30.4%. Total sales for the first two months of this year increased 7.7% from a year earlier to 487,200 units.
In 2011, GM saw its China sales hit record 2.55 million autos, up 8.3% from 2.35 million units in 2010, sources reported.