Over 180,000 cars recalled in China by BMW, Hyundai and Kia image

The German and Korean companies are calling back 181,492 cars in China, according to an official statement issued by the country’s quality watchdog.

BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd, is moving to defer to its dealers services 75,832 of the 5 Series model, which includes a very small batch – 88 units coming from import, aiming to repair defective socket adapters for the brake lights, according to a statement posted on the website of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

Also, this is just the latest in a series of ongoing recalls, as two months ago BMW Brilliance began calling back another batch of 143,215 of the  5-series model, manufactured between 2009 and 2012, all in relation to a problem of the car’s electric power steering system.

Unrelated, South Korea’s Hyundai is calling back 64,795 Hyundai and Kia units for a repair affecting the brake pedals, while Kia’s separate China joint venture is also calling back 40,865 units with the same problem.

Both Hyundai and Kia announced a week ago they were also calling back to dealer services around 660,000 units in South Korea in order to fix the same faulty brake part, also saying that further recalls could arise in other countries. The recall encompasses models like Hyundai’s Genesis and Azera big sedans and Kia’s Forte compact, actually extending the tally on a problem that so far was revealed in more than 2 million vehicles.

Via Reuters