BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) -- China Automobile Trading Co., Ltd. (Tianjin) started to recall 1,465 imported Ford Ranger vehicles in the Chinese market, according to the country's top quality supervisor.
The affected vehicles involve 400 imported units of Ford Ranger models manufactured between March 7 and April 13 last year, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation.
The front brake caliper of the vehicles doesn't meet specification as cracks may appear in the caliper, which could lead to a loss of brake fluid and increase the brake pedal travel and stopping distance, said the statement on the administration's website.
A total of 1,065 Ford Ranger vehicles produced between March 1, 2016, and June 16, 2018, are also on the recall list, the statement said.
The front flexible brake hoses may have been excessively twisted when assembled to the vehicle, which could lead to cracks in the hoses and a loss of brake fluid. With that, the brake pedal travel and stopping distance will be increased, posing a potential safety hazard, according to the administration.
The seller, China Automobile Trading Co., Ltd. (Tianjin), will inspect the recalled vehicles and change the front brake caliper and front flexible brake hoses free of charge.