General Motors and its main Chinese partner, SAIC Motor Corp is preparing to recall about 1.46 million vehicles in China due to defective fuel-pump brackets.
According to the Chinese agency, around 1.2 million Buick Excelles vehicles from 2006 – 2012 and 243,000 Chevrolet Sails from 2009 – 2011 are to be recalled.
The Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said that the bracket to be replaced by GM might crack and in extreme cases can cause a fuel leak, preventing the vehicle to reach the destination.
This is the third recall made by GM in China this year, after February, when General Motors recalled more than 230,000 Buick models to fix faulty fuel lines. On the same time, GM recalled more than 2,500 Cadillac SRX sport utility vehicles in May to adjust nuts on wheels that said might loosen due to torque.
GM surpassed its sales target this year by selling more than 3 million vehicles in China. However competition is fierce as VW passed the 3million mark a week before GM.
“You really have to understand that at present, we really have capacity problems, Jochem Heizmann, president and CEO of Volkswagen’s China operations, said in an interview last month. ”We could sell more.” [link]
In January GM will be led by Mary Barra, who succeeds Dan Akerson as CEO.