(Yicai Global) Sept. 15 -- General Motors (China) Investment Co. and SAIC General Motors Co. plan to recall over 2.5 million vehicles in batches from Oct. 29 in accordance with regulations on defective vehicle products. These vehicles are equipped with faulty airbags produced by Takata Corp.
During the expansion of the Takata airbags, the gas generator may break abnormally and generate debris, injuring those in the vehicle, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) said today.
GM plans to recall 2.52 million vehicles covering 12 models produced from 2002 to 2016 under its brands including SAAB, Opel, Chevrolet and Buick.
Takata first publicly acknowledged that its airbags have potential security risks in 2015. It pled guilty to fraud and a court in the US sentenced it to pay USD1 billion in penalties in February this year. The company filed for bankruptcy on June 26 this year. American auto security system manufacturer Key Safety Systems Inc. purchased the firm.
The Takata airbag issue affects 37 automakers and 20 million vehicles, AQSIS statistics show. Some 24 producers issued recalls covering 97 models and 10.59 million automobiles by the end of June.