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  1. Empty MTR train car derails heading to depot

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Four wheels of an MTR East Rail train derailed as the train returned empty to a depot on Thursday night. The wheels of a bogie on the train's eighth car came off the rails as the train was negotiating a sharp bend at the southern entrance to the Ho Tung Lau depot in Fo Tan at 11.20pm. The railway operator said it informed the Electrical and Mechanical ...

  2. Changan Ford recalls 236,643 cars

    Posted Jun 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Corp yesterday issued a recall on its 2009 model year Ford Focus, the US brand's best-selling car on the mainland. The company is recalling 236,643 units of the vehicles that were manufactured between August 18, 2008, and last Friday. The model can stall at low speeds but 'only a small number of Focuses have been affected ...

  3. Recalling of Toyota cars

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Toyota has been forced to recall many defective cars worldwide, doing great damage to its corporate image. The company allowed its quality control systems to deteriorate over the years, ... a good, reliable brand of car. Your editor used to drive one and specifically chose it because of its reliable brand name. It is very sad to see the vehicle giant rocked by such mistakes. Many ...

  4. Cloud over new official Prius cars

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The government is awaiting the delivery of 174 of Toyota's newest model of the Prius hybrid car, which reportedly suffers from faulty brakes. The new vehicles will join the government's fleet of 200 second-generation Prius cars, which are not believed to be experiencing any problems. Of these, more than 90 are used by the police force, about 20 by the Water Supplies ...

  5. Drivers face a long road to justice on car safety

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... puncture in May on the Hyundai Elantra that he had driven for just six days. The car dealer insisted he wouldn't pay a penny in compensation. The manufacturer also refused to take ... is to fight,' Gu said. In 2004, China enacted the Regulations on Recalls of Defective Automobile Products to deal with problematic cars and protect consumers' rights. But they were administrative ...

  6. Nestle HK and King Car recall products tainted with melamine

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... and that the product should be safe. King Car Food asked shops to empty their shelves of five '3-in-1' Mr Brown instant drinks- Mandheling Coffee, Blue Mountain Coffee, caramel macchiato, Arabica ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... day, and noticed a poor woman's car had broken down, backing up the traffic. The cars behind her simply honked their horns. I helped the poor woman by guiding her car into a nearby side road. This manoeuvre was made all the more difficult by a number of taxis who decided to get round the broken-down car by mounting the pavement. It was further hampered by the abuse ...

  8. Action taken to boost the rights of car owners

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang They will be able to file complaints, which could lead to vehicle recalls A new regulation issued by the central government will allow car owners to demand the recall ... can be used on both locally made vehicles and imports. Car owners on the mainland have complained about a lack of legislation on the recall of defective products. Under the new regulation, ...

  9. Car industry to test-drive official recall plan

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A quality watchdog is to test its new defective-product recall system on the mainland motor industry. It will ask firms that produce, sell, import, rent or repair cars to start taking back defective vehicles. The State General Administration for Quality Supervision and Inspection and Quarantine says a car recall system will be implemented as a pilot scheme this year in line with draft ...

  10. Row widens over quality of Mercedes cars

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou Guangzhou owners of luxury marque are angry at the frequent repairs needed Disgruntled car buyers in Guangzhou are locked in a bitter dispute with Mercedes-Benz ... problems with the cars, a fifth of which were engine-related. 'This is supposed to be a high-quality car but the problems have happened to so many of our cars that I think it is a common ...




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