SHANGHAI -- General Motors began a recall of more than 27,000 Buick Regal sedans in China on Tuesday to look for and fix a problem with a brake part.
The problem may make braking difficult and had caused three minor accidents so far, none of which caused any injury, GM's Shanghai venture said in a statement. It takes 10 minutes to fix.
The recall affects the 27,168 Buick Regal 2.0 cars made between Dec. 17, 2002, and Sept. 28, 2004, and involves a vacuum hose connected to the brakes.
"Under extreme conditions, the hose can in fact become disconnected, requiring increased effort from the driver to apply the brakes," Shanghai GM said in the statement, without elaborating.
Earlier this year, Japan's Honda Motor Co. recalled 70,240 of its popular Accord models made at a venture in Guangzhou with partner Denway Motors Ltd., citing a possible fuel tank defect.
In June, FAW Car Co. said it was recalling 30,000 Mazda 6s made under licence from Mazda Motor Corp., also because of fuel tank problems.
And last year, Honda said it would recall 31,000 Accords due to a faulty exhaust pipe that could emit harmful fuel vapors, after a similar defect was found in Japanese-made Accords.