Japan's Honda Motor Co. said it would recall 1,441 Odyssey vehicles with faulty ignition switch from China.
The company submitted the recall request to China's State Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine on Monday, saying that the defective ignition switch could cause the engine to stop.
The 1,441 units of Odyssey vehicles subjected to the recall include one model produced between Nov. 8, 1995 and Sept. 24, 1996, and another model produced between Nov. 6, 1996 and May 6, 1997.
The auto producer said the vehicles engine can suddenly stop because some of its parts can be damaged by heat if used repeatedly over time.
(Xinhua News Agency June 15, 2006)