China has asked 3 major automakers to fulfill their obligations and finally recall the cars in China with Takata airbags, these automakers are: General Motors, Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. The three foreign carmakers have to date only proposed recalling a small number of vehicles for testing and analysis instead of providing recall plans, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said on its website late on Thursday.
The watchdog said it met the carmakers’ representatives and urged them to fulfill their legal obligations and recall affected vehicles as soon as possible. It estimated that more than 20 million vehicles in China were equipped with the airbags made by Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp., which have been linked to at least 16 deaths and 180 injuries around the world. The bags have the potential to explode with too much force and spray shrapnel.