BEIJING, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- French automaker Renault has started to recall more than 60,000 cars exported to the Chinese mainland over problems with their fuel level sensors, China's consumer quality watchdog said.
Renault's Chinese subsidiary on Thursday began recalling 61,508 Koleos sport utility vehicles produced between Dec. 16, 2008 and July 10, 2012, according to a statement from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
Fuel level sensors on the cars cannot deliver correct readings after long periods of use and are unsafe to use, the administration said.
Renault will change the defective sensors for free, according to the statement.
Another 5,097 imported Koleos vehicles on the Chinese mainland will be recalled over welding problems in the vehicles' lower front swing arm, the administration said last month.
Renault recalls cars over possible wheel jams
BEIJING, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Renault Group (Beijing) Ltd. started to recall some of its imported Koleos vehicles on Friday, China's quality watchdog said in an online statement.
The company plans to recall 5,097 cars produced between Jan. 27, 2011 and Nov. 21, 2011 from the Chinese mainland, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine announced. Full story
Chinese auto industry's empty slogans no match for R&D
BEIJING, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese automakers have relied too much on foreign companies to compete and the gap between domestic and foreign brands threatens to get bigger, industry insiders and analysts said, against a backdrop of a shrinking market and reshuffles in the industry.
Foreign companies helped kickstart China's auto industry, and offered easy success as Chinese automakers earned enormous profits from the sale of foreign-brand cars. But it has also bred complacency, according to analysts. Full story