China's Dongfeng Motor Company Limited (DFL) started as of
Monday a national recall of 3,154 sedans with a production flaw
that may cause brake fluid leakage.
The recall covers models SYLPHY, TIIDA, TEANA and LIVINA
manufactured between Sept. 7 and Sept. 21.
In a report submitted to the General Administration of Quality
Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, Dongfeng promised to repair
all defective vehicles to scrub hidden risks as the leakage could
affect the functioning of brake.
The Wuhan-base company said its franchised Dongfeng Richan
outlets would notify relevant customers by post or phone calls of
the recall. Customers can also dial a telephone hot line 8008308899
or 4008308899 for further information.
Established in 2003 as a result of the strategic cooperation
between Dongfeng Motor Corporation and Nissan Motors. Co., the
Company has a registered capital of 16.7 billion yuan or two
billion U.S. dollars, with its equity equally shared by both
DFL is China's first joint venture in motor vehicles with its
product mix covering trucks, buses, commercial vehicles and
The company expected the sales volume of its passenger vehicles
to surge from 60,000 units four years ago to 300,000 units this
year. It has sold 128,168 passenger vehicles including sedans,
sports utility vehicles and multi-purpose vehicles in the first
half of the year, expanding its market share from 2.6 percent in
2004 to 5.88 percent.
(Xinhua News Agency October 1, 2007)