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Peugeot Citroen recalls 263 cars in China

Updated: 2010-01-23 13:56
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French auto maker PSA Peugeot Citroen will recall combined 263 autos of three models sold to the Chinese mainland due to defective radio, China's product quality watchdog has announced.

The 263 autos included two of 307 CC produced between July 21 of 2006 to March 19 of 2007, 215 of C4 coupe manufactured between July 29 of 2006 to March 19 of 2007, and 46 of C5 made between July 17 of 2006 to March 20 of 2007, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement on its website Friday.

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The defection with radio software would lead to radio malfunction after CD ejection. It would also cause continuous running of radio after auto engine stops working, which would exhaust auto battery and result in failure in starting engines.

Authorized service centers will contact owners by letter to arrange software upgrading after the recall was launched Friday, according to the statement.