Thou­sands of faulty cars are re­called

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More than 150,000 ve­hi­cles have been re­called from the UAE car mar­ket this year, mostly as part of wider global re­calls, the Min­istry of Econ­omy has said. Dr Hashim Al Nuaimi, Di­rec­tor of Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Depart­ment at the Min­istry of Econ­omy, said the ve­hi­cles were re­moved from sale to en­sure the safety of driv­ers. Ac­cord­ing to the min­istry, among the largest re­calls were 30,066 Mit­subishi L200s pro­duced be­tween 2007-2016, 15,700 Chevro­let Trail­blaz­ers built be­tween 2006-2012 and 15,098 Nis­san Al­tima models made in 2013-2015. Some ve­hi­cles were taken off the roads and from show­rooms for de­fects that could lead to break­downs, oil and wa­ter leak­age or had air con­di­tion­ing de­fects. Se­ri­ous de­fects were also ob­served in­clud­ing prob­lems with brakes, the steer­ing wheel, gears and air bags. Al Nuaimi said: “The min­istry car­ries out the lat­est in­ter­na­tional prac­tices in its re­call cam­paigns and fol­lows them up ef­fi­ciently. “The min­istry mon­i­tors in­ter­na­tional re­calls and scru­ti­nises whether there are any de­fec­tive prod­ucts in the lo­cal mar­kets.” Al Nuaimi added: “The move aims at pre­serv­ing con­sumers’ rights.”

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