December 31, 2014 / 9:29 AM / 3 years ago

Six Chinese automakers recall over 300,000 cars: watchdog

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Six Chinese carmakers will recall more than 300,000 vehicles due to a fuel pump defect that could cause oil leaks, China’s quality watchdog said on Wednesday.

A security personnel on duty stands in front of the headquarters of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province August 2, 2010. REUTERS/Steven Shi

The defective auto parts were supplied by United Automotive Electronic Systems Co Ltd, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement on its website.

United Automotive is a joint venture of Germany’s Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] and Zhong-Lian Automotive Electronics Co Ltd.

The carmakers, which include Chongqing Changan Automobile Co Ltd, Beiqi Foton Motor Co Ltd and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd [GEELY.UL], will recall a total of 304,935 vehicles, the watchdog said.

A China-based spokesman for United Automotive said the company was aware of the recall but had no immediate further comment.

Reporting by Samuel Shen and Adam Jourdan; Editing by David Holmes

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