Brake flaw prompts recall of over 10,000 Chevorlet cars in Vietnam

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GM Vietnam plans to recall 10,342 cars of the well-known Chevrolet Captiva brand for checking and fixing flaws in their brake system, the Tuoi Tre newspaper reported Wednesday.

In its letter to the Vietnam Register, the country's quality control agency, the US-owned company said the anti-block brake system (ABS) that the cars, produced between December 1, 2006 and October 10, 2011, are using is at risk of being damaged by brake fluid.

While the ABS is designed to increase cars' braking effects, the brake fluid Dong A DOT 4 creates residues which can affect the system's operation, decreasing its effectiveness, the newspaper quoted the letter as saying.

According a GM Vietnam representative, they have yet to receive any report so far about the system's flaw or any critical damage it has caused.

Owners of cars Captiva CA26R, Captiva CF26R, Captiva KLAC1DE, and Captiva KLAC1FF can bring their vehicles to have them checked and fixed for free at any of the company's agents' offices, Tuoi Tre said, adding that the replacement components are imported from South Korea.

The company's repair program also covers imported Chevrolet Captiva and Chevrolet Winstorm belonging to the lines that China and South Korea had announced the recall of earlier, the newspaper said.

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