Shanghai GM recalls 6,451 GL8 minivans in China

BY  | FROM  | 2017-08-07 15:02

Shanghai General Motors (GM) has started recalling 6,451 GL8 minivans in China due to problems with the vehicles' electronic steering software, China's top quality watchdog has said.

The recall, starting on Aug. 4, involves 2017 Buick GL8 vehicles made between June 6 and Dec. 6, 2016, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine in a statement on its website.

Due to a problem with the electronic steering support calibration software, the electronic steering support system could report fault code, and the system could fail under some extreme circumstances, it said.

Shanghai GM, a joint venture between General Motors Company of the United States and SAIC Motor of China, will upgrade the software to eliminate the potential safety hazard, said the statement.

Shanghai GM said it will inform owners of the involved vehicles of the recall via registered mails and its after-sale service center will contact the customers before checking and repairing the software free of charge.

    Related News

      Financial Times

    • Fed fears market misreading of guidance
    • The US Federal Reserve is keen to revamp its forward guidance about future interest rates but terrified of a market misunderstanding, according to the minutes of its September meeting

      Reuters

    • Asian shares rebound after Fed renews dovish credentials
    • Asian shares bounced back and the dollar fell on Thursday after minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting showed policymakers have some concerns about downside risks to the global economy and the dol...

      USA TODAY

    • Nigeria succeeds at containing Ebola
    • People here are shaking hands again, kissing, hugging, touching. These days, shops are open, people are working, and children are finally going back to 
      school
    Chinese Dictionary: