8.7 Million Cars Recalled in China in 2021

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued an announcement on Friday indicating that in 2021, there were a total of 8.736 million recalled vehicles in the country, up 28.8% annually. Among them, the number of new energy vehicles to be recalled was 830,000, accounting for 9.5% overall.

As of the end of 2021, a total of 2,423 separate auto recalls had been carried out in China, amounting to 9.13 million vehicles. The reasons are as follows: 3.713 million vehicles for defective engine assemblies, 3.650 million for defective electronic appliances, 510,000 for defective brake systems, and 261,000 vehicles for defects in bodywork, which accounts for 42.5%, 41.8%, 5.8% and 3% of the total recalls, respectively.

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The notice concluded that SAMR will promote China’s priorities for automotive and consumer product security, as well as for motor vehicle emissions in 2022. This will involve plans to strengthen publicity on product safety and recalls, step up recall supervision, promote innovation in product safety supervision, reinforce identification of common hazards and test verification, develop quality technical assistance, assist enterprises in eliminating product safety hazards, and improve the national unified management, graded implementation, authoritative and efficient recall management system mechanism.