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Mazda recalls 95,000 sedans in China

autos Updated: Jun 17, 2011 09:31 IST
AFP
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Japan's Mazda Motor Corp has recalled almost 95,000 vehicles in China to fix an electrical problem that could cause windscreen wipers to stall, China's quality watchdog said.

The recall covers 80,541 units made by its Chinese joint venture Changan Ford Mazda Automobile from February 2008 to February 2010, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said.

Changan Ford Mazda is a joint venture between Chongqing Changan Automobile Co, Ford Motor Co and Mazda.

The company also recalled 14,333 Mazda 3 sedans produced between January 2008 to March 2009, the watchdog said in a statement issued on Wednesday.

China overtook the US as the world's biggest auto market in 2009 but sales growth began slowing in mid-2010 as the government started withdrawing incentives aimed at cushioning the impact of the worldwide economic downturn.

China's auto sales fell 3.98% from a year earlier to 1.38 million units in May, declining for the second straight month in a clear sign that the growth, which stood at more than 32 percent in the full year of 2010, is cooling.