Hondas China Venture Recalls Over 400000 Cars

Honda's China Venture Recalls Over 400,000 Cars

The recall of the CR-V sport utility vehicle is due to piston rods that could fracture.

BEIJING – Due to a problem with a component, Dongfeng Honda Automobile, a Chinese joint venture with Honda Motor Co. (IW 1000/29), will recall more than 400,000 cars in the world's largest auto market.

Dongfeng Honda Automobile will begin the recall of its CR-V sport utility vehicles in China on Friday, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said.

The company, which is a 50-50 joint venture, offered to inspect the vehicles and change any of the defective components, which were named as "piston rods" for shock absorbers in the statement.

"In extreme circumstances, the piston rods may fracture," it added.

The CR-V model is one of the top 10 selling SUVs in China.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2013

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