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SHANGHAI – SAIC General Motors Corporation Ltd (SAIC-GM), a joint venture between the Shanghai-based SAIC Motor and General Motors, is recalling 249,953 Buicks due to defective brake lines, China’s top-quality watchdog announced last week.

The recall, which began July 31st,  involves 112,108 Buick GL8 cars (“Luxury Business Edition” of 2017-2018 models) manufactured between Sept. 28, 2016, and July 24, 2018, as well as 137,845 Buick GL8 cars (“New Edition” of 2017-2019 models) manufactured between June 6, 2016, and Oct. 11, 2018, said a statement on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation.

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Deviations in the size of the brake line fittings in the involved vehicles may lead to brake fluid leaks, causing a loss of brake pressure and affecting brake performance.

SAIC-GM will replace the brake lines free of charge, according to the statement.