Mercedes-Benz, Ford recall vehicles in China

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BEIJING: German carmaker Mercedes-Benz and Ford Motor Company (China) have started recalling 302 automobiles in China due to problematic catalytic converters, according to China’s market regulator. The recall, starting from July 31, was filed by Mercedes-Benz (China) Automotive Sales Co. and involves parts of the imported GLE SUV and GLS SUV cars manufactured between Feb. 29, 2016 and Oct. 16, 2018, said a statement on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation.

Defective assembly of the catalytic converters on these vehicles may cause failure to meet emission standards and the requirements of on-board diagnostics system, according to the statement. The company said it would replace the defective parts free of charge.

Similarly, Ford Motor Company (China) has started recalling a total of 44,333 imported Explorer vehicles due to a design problem, according to China’s market regulator. The recall, starting from Aug. 1, involves parts of the imported Explorer vehicles manufactured between Nov. 22, 2012 and Jan. 24, 2017, said a statement on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation.

Due to the defective design, the steering control capability of the affected vehicles may be reduced when the rear suspension system is functioning under high load, posing safety risks, according to the statement. The company said it would replace the defective parts free of charge.

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