Great Wall Motors recalls 12,340 SUVs

Great Wall Motors, one of China’s major privately owned automakers, will recall 12,340 sport utility vehicles (SUVs) regarding fuel pump defects, the country’s quality watchdog said Friday.

The recall involves units of the Haval H6 model produced in February 23-29 and from March 27 to May 9, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement.

Fuel pumps malfunctions may cause engine jitters or flameout and lead to dangers, the statement said, adding that the company will replace the pumps for free.

Originally a pick-up truck maker, Great Wall Motors has expanded its product line to SUVs, buses and sedans. It exported a total of 83,000 vehicles in 2011, up 65 percent year-on-year.

Xinhua