General Motors’ China JV recalls 38,328 Cadillacs image

Shanghai General Motors Co, GM’s main Chinese joint venture is recalling 38,328 Cadillac sedans in China due to a glitch in the brake control software, according to the country’s quality watchdog.

General Motors venture with SAIC Motor Corp has decided to recall certain Cadillac XTS car models that were produced between October 2012 and July 2014 in order to remove any potential risks caused by the software glitch. The announcement came from China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

While the watchdog said that in extreme cases, the issue with the brake control software could cause the car to stop accelerating properly, GM officials could not be reached to comment on the topic. With Chinese regulators stepping up their efforts to protect consumers, carmakers in China recalled a record number of 5.3 million vehicles only last year. This General Motors recall is taking place only days after its auto rival, Ford Motor Co, issued a recall notice for 191.770 Ford Focus models in China due to a fuel leak risk.

China has recently given fines worth of $202 million to 12 Japanese car parts makers for allegedly manipulating prices, and has registered this year an intense activity against the anti-monopoly law, probing more than 1,000 companies, which included well-known auto brands.

By Gabriela Florea