Honda's China venture recalls over 400,000 vehicles in China


The Chinese venture of Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co Ltd <7267.T> will recall more than 400,000 vehicles in China due to piston rod defects, China's quality watchdog said on Friday.

Over the past month, foreign carmakers including BMW , Suzuki Motor Corp <7269.T> and Tata Motors Ltd's Jaguar Land Rover have all made announcements to recall products in China.

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Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co Ltd will recall a total of 408,069 CR-V sport utility vehicles (SUVs) produced between March 2, 2010 and August 30, 2012, due to a possible facture in piston rods for shock absorbers, China's General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine said in a statement on its website.

Dongfeng Honda, the joint venture between Honda and Dongfeng Motor Group Co Ltd <0489.HK> confirmed the decision when contacted by telephone.

(Reporting by Samuel Shen and Adam Jourdan; Editing by Matt Driskill)