GM’s Chinese venture to recall nearly 1 million cars for fuel tank related issues

China, home to the world’s biggest car market, is seeing a steep increase in recalls in recent years.

On Friday, China’s quality watchdog stated, one of General Motors Co’s China ventures will be recalling almost 1 million vehicles due to issues with their fuel tanks.

This is the latest in a spate of major auto recalls in China in the last few months.

General Motors Co entered into a three way joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp Ltd and Guangxi Automobile Group, formerly known as Wuling Motors.

The recall involves 938,686 motor vehicles, including two models of the popular Baojun cars, a high volume brand for the Chinese market which sold more than 2 million vehicles in 2016. Their sales figures have however dropped in 2017.

GM did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In September, the Chinese watchdog stated GM and its China ventures would be recalling more than 2.5 million vehicles over airbag issues. Over a similar issue, 4.86 million vehicles were recalled by Volkswagen AG and its Chinese joint ventures.

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