Monday 9 December 2019

GM's China JV recalls 38,328 Cadillacs on brake software glitch

More than 38,000 Cadillac sedans being recalled in China
More than 38,000 Cadillac sedans being recalled in China

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

Shanghai General Motors, GM's venture with SAIC Motor Corp, has begun to recall certain Cadillac XTS cars produced between October 2012 and July 2014 to remove potential risks from the software problem, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said.

In extreme cases, the issue could cause the car to not accelerate properly, the watchdog said.

GM officials could not be reached for comment immediately.

Carmakers in China recalled a record 5.3 million vehicles last year as Chinese regulators stepped up efforts to protect consumers.

The GM recall comes days after arch-rival Ford ssued a recall notice for 191,770 Ford Focus in China due to a fuel leak risk.

Reuters

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