Peugeot Citroen China has announced a voluntary recall of nearly 65,000 vehicles, according to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, a consumer advocacy group located in China. Peugeot’s model 207CC, 3008 and RCZ vehicles manufactured from June 2010 and March 2011. The engine pistons in these vehicles may become damaged from disproportionate mechanical force potentially weakening the vehicle’s accelerating power and possibly causing it to completely cease functioning unexpectedly, potentially increasing the odds the vehicle will become involved in a traffic accident. The company is also recalling more than 63,000 Citreon C5 vehicles manufactured from September of 2009 to October of 2011 due to a defective rear axle bolt that might fracture during heavy use, posing potential safety issues and increasing the danger that the vehicle will be involved in a collision that could lead to serious injury or death. The Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company will begin informing owners affected by these recalls of the potential safety issues posed by these vehicles. Owners of these vehicles can return them to authorized dealerships where these issues will be repaired free of charge.
As an auto accident lawyer in San Francisco, I am hopeful that this recall will be effectively carried out in time to prevent any injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, please consider discussing your legal options with a San Francisco personal injury attorney.