A recall affects Chevrolet and the Great Wall

Posted on Friday, 17 August 2012 , 10:08:09 byIulia

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A recall affects Chevrolet and the Great Wall


China is well-known for its poor safety when it comes to their products, so the news that came from Australia will not surprise a lot of people. Apparently the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission have started a recall involving 23.000 units of the Chinese-made Chevrolet and great Wall. It seems that these vehicles both engine and exhaust gaskets containing asbestos. This is carcinogen prohibited in Australia. Rumors say the carmakers were told to stop selling this type of vehicles right away. Also, owners were advised not make any DIY repairs concerning gaskets. This is not such a good time for China as the specialists were actually developing a strategy to export more cars for the European market and even for the North American one. Even so, the Great Wall spokesman declared that the recall will not affect their plans of expanding their sales overseas. There are no official information concerning the origin of those parts that contain asbestos and how did they get to be used in Australia. Another declaration tried to clarify the situation, saying that the car manufacturer has made a mistake, producing vehicles with parts that were not intended to be used for export cars. Even so, the recall involves a lot of cars imported from China. The importation or use of asbestos has been prohibited in Australia since 2004 and this is why, consumers with other older vehicles are therefore also advised to take precautions when performing their own maintenance that might disturb gaskets. The ones that find any problems will have to contact Great Wall to receive advices concerning their Chevrolet cars and arrange the replacement of the affected gaskets.