Volvo recalls 24,660 vehicles in China

Updated: 2010-11-06 15:20
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BEIJING - Volvo and Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Co said Friday it would recall 24,660 vehicles in China to fix problems that could pose safety risks.

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The recall, which is set to begin Nov 8, affects 4,559 imported XC60 T6 vehicles manufactured between Nov 20, 2009 and June 11, 2010 and 6,852 China-made S80L autos manufactured between Dec 15, 2009 and July 15, 2010, the State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement on its website.

The auto makers said a faulty wiring connector in the air bag system of the affected cars might prevent the front air bag from protecting the driver during a crash.

The auto makers are also planning to recall 13,249 China-made S80L models produced between Feb 23, 2009 and May 25, 2010, as faulty steering fluid hoses might leak fluid on the engine, potentially causing a fire.

The statement said owners could contact the auto makers at hotline numbers 400-678-1200 or 010-59799616. Manufacturers will repair the faulty system and components at no charge.