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Mercedes-Benz recalls vehicles in China over defective catalytic converter

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-08-05 17:20
An employee wipes the logo on a car at the Mercedes Benz automobile assembly plant outside Moscow, Russia April 3, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

BEIJING - German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has started recalling 302 automobiles in China due to problematic catalytic converters, according to China's market regulator.

The recall, starting from July 31, was filed by Mercedes-Benz (China) Automotive Sales Co and involves parts of the imported GLE SUV and GLS SUV cars manufactured between Feb 29, 2016 and Oct 16, 2018, said a statement on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation.

Defective assembly of the catalytic converters on these vehicles may cause failure to meet emission standards and the requirements of on-board diagnostics system, according to the statement.

The company said it would replace the defective parts free of charge.

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