(Yicai Global) March 27 -- Subaru, Porsche Automobil Holding and Ford Motor have announced product recalls in China totaling 134,000 vehicles, according to statements from the country's market regulator.
Subaru of China has asked for customers to return 130,000 imported Forester, Subaru XV and Impreza models from April 26, making up the lion's share of the three recalls. The Beijing-based unit cited issues with the cars' contact system for brake light switches, meaning they may not work as intended which could lead to rear-end collisions.
Porsche China Motors has recalled 728 vehicles covering three models. From April 8, Porsche will recall 505 2018-version Panamera executive cars due to improper soldering inside the gateway control unit, which may cause error messages in the instrument panel and affect ignition.
The German-based high-performance carmaker also recalled 718 and 911 series sportscars totaling 223 as their side airbags will not deploy normally thus increasing the risk of injury for passengers.
Ford Motor China has recalled 610 Ford Edge sport utility vehicles as electronic engine throttles may lead to stalling in extreme cases, posing safety hazards.
Editor: William Clegg