By on July 27, 2010

China’s quality regulator has ordered the recall of 875 imported C30 vehicles. What’s wrong with the car? Nothing.

The owner’s manual of the C30 model, produced by Volvo between November 9, 2009 and February 5, 2010 has an error, reports Gasgoo. This inexcusable lapse of quality control causes “the driver to be unaware of the operating function of the sunroof as well as some safety precautions.” Owners will receive a new manual  for free. The unsold 2010 C30 vehicles will have their owner’s manuals swapped at the dealers.

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14 Comments on “Recall Of The Day: Sorry, It Was A Misprint...”


  • avatar
    EChid

    Really? Sending them something in the mail would not have accomplished this?

  • avatar
    psarhjinian

    There have been recalls in North America for the same (eg, the window-flap airbag stickers, manual misprints, etc).

    Meanwhile, there are all sorts of mechanical problems that never see a recall because they’re not a safety issue

    This is why recalls are not a good mechanism for determining quality. This doesn’t, of course, stop the likes of Autoblog from posting recalls because they’re still good for page hits.

  • avatar
    Lumbergh21

    My MAzda6 was recalled to reflash the ECM. Evidently it would allow the emissions to stray to far out of spec before illuminating the CEL. Hardly what I would consider to be a safety issue, though I’m sure others would say that kind of thinking destroys the environment.

  • avatar

    My C30 doesn’t have a sunroof.

    I guess I really dodged a bullet there, huh?

  • avatar
    werewolf34

    But you’ve still got a C30 so not really

  • avatar
    Robert.Walter

    Recalls usually happen for two broad reasons:
    1) safety (leading to death, or property damage),
    2) compliance (you f/u the environment with out of calibration engines, or wrong manuals or labelling ((which, combined with ignorant misuse, can lead to a case-1 scenario))).

  • avatar
    PeriSoft

    OPERATION OF SUNNY TOP:

    SUNNY TOP OPERATE BY FORWARD BUTTON UNDER.

    UNDER BUTTON, PRESS HIM VIGOROUSLY TO PULL AIR SUNNY TOP. USER CAREFUL TO NEVER OPERATE BY FORWARD OR SAFETY HAPPENS.

    PLEASE CAREFUL TO CLOSE SUNNY TOP WHEN CLOUD MAY WATER CAR.

  • avatar
    gimmeamanual

    PeriSoft, you forgot “HAVE A HAPPY EVERYDAY!”

    Last week I found Shanghai misprinted on an Expo sign, but I’m still searching for a misprint of China itself.

    • 0 avatar
      NulloModo

      I was dropped by the grocery store the other day and out in front a new Chinese restaurant that has opened in the same shopping center had a bunch of hand written signs offering ‘Chinaese food’ and ‘Shsui’. They’d bothered to cross out Shsui on one of them and write ‘Sushi’ underneath, but left it alone on the others, and hadn’t bothered to correct ‘Chinaese’.

      And just to share, this is one of the more amusing, though possibly NSFW, bits of Engrish I have seen.

    • 0 avatar
      PeriSoft

      “Hit the Hard” would be a fantastic album name – though the corresponding phrase would be a bit tough to swallow as the moniker of the band itself.

    • 0 avatar
      Signal11

      Vietnames and intentional:

      http://farm1.static.flickr.com/121/306600989_571ae656f5.jpg

      I’ve actually eaten there. Not bad, but not particularly memorable.


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