Automakers in China to recall 75,000 cars over faulty Kumho tires

April 12, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

China’s top quality watchdog said on Monday that three Chinese car manufacturers will recall approximately 75,000 cars due to their faulty Kumho tires beginning April 15.

The tires to be recalled contain excessive amounts of recycled materials which might affect the way the tires function, said the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). The AQSIQ said on April 2 that Kumho Tires, which is headquartered in the Republic of Korea, will recall more than 300,000 substandard tires in China beginning April 15.

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Kumho to recall faulty tires in China

March 23, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

South Korea’ s Kumho Tires has decided to recall some of its products in China following reports that tires made by the company failed quality standards.

Kumho, one of the largest tire manufacturers in China, used excessive amounts of recycled tires as raw material in its manufacturing facility in the northern municipality of Tianjin, CCTV reported last week, adding that these tires could rupture.

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