Local Automakers Face Cost Pressure from China's Lemon Law

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By Norihiko Shirouzu and Samuel Shen BEIJING, Oct 1 (Reuters) - A beefed-up vehicle warranty law that takes effect in China on Tuesday is unlikely to burden global automakers, but will likely raise costs for smaller local players that may add to pressure for eventual consolidation in China's fragmented car industry. The new "lemon law" gives Chinese consumers nearly as much protection as enjoyed by their counterparts in the United States to obtain free repair of faults or ...

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