(Yicai Global) Jan. 3 -- German luxury carmakers BMW and Porsche will recall 726 vehicles in their latest line-ups that were imported into China last year due to faulty control consoles and gearbox issues, the country's market watchdog said on its website today.
Porsche will recall 645 vehicles from its 2020 edition of the 911 sportscar produced between Jan. 7 and Dec. 11 last year, while BMW plans to bring in 81 of its classic M5 and newly released M8 models made between Jan. 29 and Oct. 15.
Errors in the software for the Porsche 911's control console can fail to activate the hazard warning lights under certain circumstances and might increase the risk of accidents in extreme cases. This latest recall follows eight last year involving 257,500 vehicles. The BMW cars have gearbox circuit problems that can in the case of failure increase the risk of accidents.
The number of autos involved in vehicle recalls in China last year almost halved from 2018, while cars made by BMW and Mercedes-Benz had the most defects. Chinese authorities recalled 6.54 million vehicles due to quality issues in 2019, public records show. There were 12.5 million in 2018. Munich-based BMW had the most recalls at 1.18 million, accounting for 18 percent of the total.
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