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Faulty Brake-Fluid Reservoir Drives Recall of 47,000 Chevrolets in China

Alarm system may fail to give driver timely warning of low fluid levels, watchdog agency says.

China's industrial quality watchdog Friday ordered the recall of more than 47,000 Chevrolet cars due to a faulty brake fluid reservoir.

The recall concerns Chevrolet Aveo sedans made this year, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a notice on its website.

The agency said the alarm system built into the brake fluid reservoir may fail to give the driver a timely warning that fluid levels are low.

General Motors (IW 500/5) said it saw record sales in China in April, despite a broader slowdown in the world's biggest car market.

GM sold 227,217 vehicles in April, up 11.7% from the same month last year, it said in a statement. GM also registered a sales record for the month of March.

For the first four months of the year, GM's China sales rose 9.4% year-on-year to 972,369 units.

China is the world's largest auto market after overtaking the United States in 2009.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2012

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