This is the first time for a Chinese local automaker to recall cars in the world range.
The recall involved offroad vehicles with automatic gear shift, which were branded Tiggo and manufactured between March 27, 2006 and Oct. 25, 2006.
Chery said there's something wrong with the fan controller which may overheat the engine.
These cars will be recalled between Dec. 20, 2006 and March 31, 2007.
From November 2005, Chery began recalling its faulty Eastar series in China, making it the first home-brand automaker to recall cars in the country.
In developed countries, auto recalls are commonplace. China launched its first auto recall regulations with detailed implementation rules in October 2004.
Analysts said that there would be more vehicle recalls in China and the recall was good for the healthy development of the auto industry.
Source: People's Daily Online