China Photos/Getty Images
Industryweek 8266 Mercedes

Mercedes Recalling Over 127,000 Vehicles in China

Feb. 16, 2015
China is the world's largest auto market making it a critical destination for foreign manufacturers.

SHANGHAI - German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz will recall more than 127,000 vehicles in China due to a potential fire risk and steering issues, Beijing's quality watchdog said Monday.

Mercedes-Benz and one of its joint ventures in China have informed the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine that they will recall 127,071 cars from March 13, the government agency said in a statement.

The recall includes 112,830 E-class cars made by Mercedes-Benz and China's BAIC Motor, it said.

The fire risk has been linked to a strip on the insulating panel inside the engine bay of the cars could cause a fire if it falls off and comes into contact with hot engine parts, the statement said.

An additional 14,227 imported CLS-class cars and 14 imported E-class cars will also be recalled for a similar problem, it added.

Mercedes-Benz, a unit of German car giant Daimler, could not immediately be reached for comment.

In a separate action, Mercedes-Benz China will also recall 705 imported G-class SUVs due to a steering problem, the quality watchdog said in a separate statement.

China is the world's largest auto market making it a critical destination for foreign manufacturers.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2015

Popular Sponsored Recommendations

Legacy Phone Lines Are Draining Your Profits

Oct. 30, 2023
Copper wire phone line expenses that support emergency devices could be costing your company millions of dollars in wasteful overhead expenses. Rates have been skyrocketing while...

Why DataOps may be the key to unlocking the full potential of digital transformation

Nov. 3, 2023
Read the 2023 market survey conducted by IndustryWeek

Gain a competitive edge with real-world lessons on private 5G networks

Nov. 16, 2023
The use of private networks in manufacturing applications is rapidly growing. In this paper, we present valuable insights and lessons learned from the field with the goal of enhancing...

Digitally Transforming Data and Processes With Product Lifecycle Management

Oct. 29, 2023
Manufacturers face increasing challenges in product development as they strive to consistently deliver improved results. Discover how industry leaders are improving time-to-market...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of IndustryWeek, create an account today!