General Motors recently announced one of the largest auto product recalls ever, affecting nearly 1.5 million vehicles sold in the Chinese auto market, according to a recent article by Reuters.
The recall affects two of GM’s most popular Chinese models: the Buick Excelle compact and the Chevrolet Sail subcompact. Both cars are made in China by Shanghai General Motors Co. Ltd., a joint venture between General Motors and SAIC Motor Corp. It covers approximately 1.2 million Excelle vehicles made between 2006 and 2011 and over 240,000 Sail vehicles made between 2009 and 2011.
The affected vehicles are being recalled to fix a problem with a fuel pump bracket, which may crack after long-term use. Bad cracks or breaks may result in fuel leaks, which can cause serious accidents or injuries. However, so far the company has said that fuel leaks actually caused by the defect are rare.
Other auto companies are also issuing large recalls in China and other markets. Ford Motor Company and its joint-venture partner, Chonqing Changan Automobile Co., recently announced a recall of nearly 81,000 Ford Kuga crossovers due to a defect in the vehicle’s steering. Volkswagen also recently recalled over 640,000 vehicles to ensure their gearboxes were equipped with the right kind of oil to avoid electronic problems.
Auto defects can cause serious injuries. Worse, a family may not realize that a defect exists until it is too late to prevent harm. At Jurewitz Law Group, our experienced San Diego vehicle defect attorneys will investigate the facts and pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (888) 233-5020 for a free and confidential case evaluation.
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