BEIJING, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- Dongfeng Yueda Kia Motor Co., Ltd. is to recall 31,803 defective automobiles over defective rear traction rods, according to China's consumer quality watchdog.
The recall, to start on Feb. 13, will involve some of the KX5 automobiles produced between Jan. 19, 2016 and June 21, 2016, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement.
The rear traction rods are not solid enough to withstand shocks and could break up, which could be dangerous. The company promised to upgrade the defective parts for free, the statement said.
Dongfeng Yueda Kia is a joint venture of Chinese auto maker Dongfeng Motor Corp. with China's Jiangsu Yueda Investment Co., Ltd and Kia, an auto maker from the Republic of Korea.