Jaguar Land Rover's China unit to recall cars over safety worries

BEIJING Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:48pm GMT

Customers look at a Range Rover Evoque car outside a dealership in Beijing February 17, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Customers look at a Range Rover Evoque car outside a dealership in Beijing February 17, 2012.

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BEIJING (Reuters) - Jaguar Land Rover's Chinese subsidiary will recall 337 cars because of substandard fixings in their brakes and steering boxes, China's national product quality watchdog said on Tuesday.

The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement on its website that Jaguar Land Rover's China unit is recalling 190 2012 Evoque and Freelander vehicles produced on June 11 this year.

The agency's statement said the recall was prompted by concerns that substandard fixings in the vehicles' rear brake calipers may lead to brakes failing and sudden tyre deflation.

The agency said another 147 2012 Evoque and 2013 Evoque vehicles made between October 20 and September 18 will also be recalled due to problems in their steering boxes, which contain "security risks".

Jaguar Land Rover, the British luxury marque owned by India's Tata Motors (TAMO.NS), has relied on strong demand over the past year from emerging markets such as China for its luxury SUVs and sleek sedans to offset sluggish growth in developed markets.

(Reporting by Sui-Lee Wee; editing by Patrick Graham)

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Spinner wrote:
If this is the way Chinese military equipment is manufactured, then we don’t really have a lot to worry about.

And imagine, problems with steering boxes contain “security risks”.

Funny concept. I would have thought they were simply machines going somewhere to kill the occupants – and probably others as well. Although doubtless we outside China would never hear about that.

Dec 27, 2012 8:28am GMT  --  Report as abuse
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