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China's FAW to recall 7 mn more Mazda cars over faulty Takata airbags

The watchdog said issue was related to dangerous defects in the airbag inflator on passenger side

Reuters  |  Beijing 


China's FAW Car Co Ltd, a partner of Japan's Motor Corp, will recall over 680,000 cars due to issues with air bags that were supplied by embattled Japanese auto parts supplier

The recall includes 6 vehicles manufactured in between September 2008 and January 2016, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement on its website on Friday.

The watchdog said the issue was related to dangerous defects in the airbag inflator on the passenger side, and follows an earlier recall of 280,000 6 models manufactured between 2003 and 2008 for a similar issue.

Takata filed for bankruptcy in and the United States last month, burdened with tens of billions in liabilities related to a decade of recalls and lawsuits over faulty supplied to some of the world's biggest auto brands.

The have been linked to at least 16 deaths and 180 injuries.

The firm will be largely acquired for $1.6 billion by Chinese-owned, US-based firm Key Safety Systems as part of its financial restructuring.

On Friday the Chinese watchdog said in a statement that it has asked foreign firms General Motors, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen to fulfil their obligations to recall vehicles in affected by faulty Takata air bags.

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First Published: Sat, July 08 2017. 14:04 IST