France's Renault to recall 1,411 cars in China

2nd December 2011, Comments 0 comments

French car maker Renault will recall more than 1,400 cars due to a potentially hazardous fault with the steering system, China's quality watchdog has said.

The recall concerns a batch of Koleos sport-utility vehicles that were imported to China, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement Thursday.

The defect could make steering difficult and lead to safety hazards in "extreme situations", said the statement, adding that Renault will fix the fault and return the cars to their owners.

The recall will start from December 26 and affects 1,411 cars -- around 10 percent of Renault's sales in the country last year.

In 2009 Renault recalled 2,136 Koleos, also due to steering defects, according to previous Chinese state media reports.

"This is a preventive measure," said Lin Hua, the head of Renault in China, adding that the fault had not caused any accidents in China.

© 2011 AFP

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