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Shanghai-GM to recall 2.2 million cars in China over engine corrosion issues

Shaghai-GM, the main Chinese joint venture of General Motors Co, is recalling 2.2 million cars to deal with corrosion issues on certain engine parts.

autos Updated: May 27, 2016 15:49 IST
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General Motors Co.'s main Chinese joint venture Shaghai-GM is recalling 2.2 million cars to deal with insufficient corrosion resistance on crankcase valves.(AP file photo)

Shanghai-GM, the main Chinese joint venture of General Motors Co, is recalling 2.2 million cars to deal with corrosion issues on certain engine parts.

The recall was ordered after Shanghai-GM received complaints of engine damage due to insufficient corrosion resistance on crankcase valves, according to the country’s product quality regulator. The product quality agency said GM will replace affected valves for free.

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The recall was ordered after Shanghai-GM received complaints about engine damage, according to the country's product quality regulator. (AP file photo)

The recall applies to Buick Excelle sedans and Chevrolet Cruzes, Epicas and Aveos. Shanghai-GM is a joint venture between GM and state-owned Shanghai Automotive Industries Corp.

Sales by GM and its Chinese partners of GM-brand vehicles rose 5.2% last year to 3.6 million units.