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GM Recalls Buicks in China for Headlight Hazard

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June 27 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co., which counts China as its largest market, recalled Buick Excelle sedans in the country after the quality regulator found that the high beam can’t be turned off under extreme circumstances.

Shanghai GM, the automaker’s manufacturing joint venture in China, will call back 194,107 Buick Excelle GT cars made from Oct. 10, 2009 to July 2, 2012, according to a statement posted on the website of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, or AQSIQ. The company will inspect and replace the high beam light bulbs, it said.

The automaker issued the recall after the regulator looked into consumer complaints and found that prolonged use of the high beam, or an inability to switch it off, may cause traffic accidents. AQSIQ may order the manufacturer to widen the recall if it finds more vehicles with similar problems, according to the statement.

GM didn’t immediately reply to e-mailed questions on when it became aware of problems with the headlights and what steps they took to remedy the potential hazard.

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Alexandra Ho in Shanghai at aho113@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Young-Sam Cho at ycho2@bloomberg.net Chua Kong Ho, Allen Wan

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