Report:Peugeot To Recall 6,800 Cars

Saturday, September 2nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

BERLIN (AP) — French carmaker Peugeot is recalling 6,800 of its 206 model small cars in Germany to repair a fault in the side air-bag system, a report said Saturday.

The bags, designed to cushion passengers from impact in an accident, have unexpectedly inflated at least 60 times worldwide, including 27 incidents in Germany, newsmagazine Focus said.

It said the cars were being recalled to replace defective control mechanisms for the bags.

No one was available to comment at Peugeot's Paris headquarters Saturday.

The magazine also said Peugeot's new 607 luxury sedan will go on sale in Germany in January, months behind schedule, after the company encountered problems with the production of diesel engines for use in the new model.