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MidEast unaffected by GM car recall

Models recalled are not available for sale in the Middle East, the company said.

MidEast unaffected by GM car recall
NO RECALL: GM confirmed that the car models affected by the recall are not sold in the Middle East. (Getty Images)

General Motors announced on Wednesday that the Middle East would not be affected by the recall of 1.3 million compact cars in North America.

In a statement, the Detroit based car giant said that the models that have been recalled are not available in the Middle East.

The news will come as a relief to the Gulf car market, which has seen a spate of recalls from car manufacturers across the globe.

Nissan has confirmed that an estimated 32,147 vehicles in the Middle East will need to be recalled due to fuel gauge inaccuracies, while another 15,670 have faulty brake pedal pins.

Nissan’s confirmation of these issues came days after the Japanese automaker announced a global recall of around 540,000 vehicles worldwide.

Fellow automaker Toyota has seen its reputation as the world's leading car manfacturer left in tatters after the astounding recall of more than eight million cars from around the globe with issues relating to the cars’ safety.

The affected GM models, which are not available in the Middle East, are: 2005 to 2010 model year Chevrolet Cobalts and 2007 to 2010 Pontiac G5s in the US, 2005 to 2006 Pontiac Pursuits sold in Canada and 2005 to 2006 Pontiac G4, sold in Mexico.

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