SHANGHAI, March 24 General Motors Co will
recall 24,021 imported Buick Enclave vehicles due to airbag
defects, China's quality watchdog said on Monday, as part of the
U.S. automaker's global recall over the same issue involving
over nearly 1.2 million vehicles.
Starting Monday, Shanghai General Motors, GM's join venture
with SAIC Motors Corp Ltd, will recall some of Buick
Enclave vehicles produced between 2008 and 2013 to fix an issue
that could lead to the nondeployment of side airbags, China's
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and
Quarantine said in a statement on its website.
A GM spokeswoman said the move was part of the global recall
announced earlier by GM. She said the company had no further
comments to make.
Over the past two months, GM has recalled more than 3.1
million vehicles in total in the United States and other
markets. The company has said that 12 people have died in
accidents related to an ignition switch problem.
Included in the 3.1 million recall are 1.18 million
mid-sized crossovers to repair the airbag issue. Affected are
some 2008-2009 vehicles and all 2010-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC
Acadia crossovers, some 2009 and all 2010-2013 Chevrolet
Traverses and some 2008-2009 and all 2010 Saturn Outlooks.
(Reporting by Samuel Shen and Kazunori Takada; Editing by Matt