Mazda to recall over 11,000 vehicles in China

 Beijing, Japanese automaker Mazda will recall 11,449 imported vehicles in China due to faulty lower control arm components, the country's top quality watchdog said today. 

The recalls will involve CX-7 vehicles manufactured between October 1, 2009 and August 1, 2012, and CX-9 models made between November 19, 2012 and December 24, 2013, according to a statement from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

The CX-7 recall will begin on December 12 this year while CX-9 SUVs will be recalled from April 14 next year, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

The models in question may have problematic lower control arms. 

Mazda Motor Corporation, headquartered in Hiroshima, promised to replace the defective parts free of charge, according to the statement.

Global and Chinese automakers recalled a record 8.8 million defective vehicles in the first half of the year, more than double the same period last year.