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The Chinese venture of Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co Ltd will recall more than 400,000 vehicles in China due to piston rod defects, according to a statement issued by China’s quality watchdog.

Over the past month, foreign carmakers including BMW, Suzuki Motor Corp and Tata Motors Ltd’s Jaguar Land Rover have all made announcements to recall products in China. And it looks like the “virus” is spreading, as another big automaker announced a serious recall on the local market.

This time its Dongfeng’s Honda Automobile Co Ltd turn to recall a total of 408,069 CR-V sport utility vehicles (SUVs) produced between March 2, 2010 and August 30, 2012, due to a possible facture in piston rods for shock absorbers.

The recall was announced publicly on the China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine website via an official statement. According to Reuters, when contacted, Dongfeng Honda, the joint venture between Honda and Dongfeng Motor Group Co Ltd confirmed the decision.

Via Reuters