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Chery J11 recalled due to fuel fire risk

The Chery J11 made from 2009 and 2010 has been recalled in Australia
Richard Berry
Senior Journalist

4 Dec 2015 • 2 min read

Fuel pump fire risk prompts Chery J11 recall 

Australian automotive importer and distributor Ateco has recalled the Chinese-made Chery J11 small SUV due to a fire risk.

The fault involves the bracing of the fuel pump which may crack and cause fuel to leak, this could then result in a fire.

The recall affects Chery J11s made between March 27, 2009 and December 29, 2010 – a total of 794 vehicles.

The Chery J11 has experienced a number of setbacks since its 2011 Australian arrival. 

A spokesperson for Ateco told CarsGuide that no incidents, accidents or injuries had been reported in connection to the fault and that the recall is voluntary and precautionary.

Owners have been contacted by Ateco and will have the fuel pump replaced with a revised version free of charge.

The Chery J11 has experienced a number of setbacks since its 2011 Australian arrival. 

It got off to a shaky start with a two-star ANCAP crash safety rating. This resulted in a recall to improve side impact protection, but the two-star rating was never upgraded. The J11 was recalled again in 2012 following the discovery of asbestos in gaskets.

The J11's time on the Australian new car market was temporarily cut short in 2013 due to lack of stability control in the face of upgraded Australian design rules.

The addition of stability control in 2014 saw the J11 return to Australian showrooms, but distribution issues saw imports cease soon after.

There are some models remaining in dealerships, none of which are affected by the current recall.