Chery is doing a huge effort to become a world-class manufacturer, as I showed in an article for Motor1.com. But all this will fall apart if the company does not worry seriously about the quality of their vehicles. After the S18 had gas pedal benting problems in Brazil, under tests conducted by the magazines Quatro Rodas and Car and Driver, the Z Drive channel, in Russia, has discovered a possible serious flaw in the Chery Tiggo 2, the next model the Chinese brand will present in Brazil. Check out the video below, at 3 minutes:
Even if you don’t speak a word of Russian you will understand perfectly what happened: the gas pedal appears to have just broken up, something that prevented the test to proceed. If bending was already serious, imagine ending up with the gas pedal in your hands. It would have been worse if it had been the brake pedal, but nothing prevents this pedal to also have the same kind of problem, depending on what has happened.
The test was published on August 20, but only now has come to our attention, having been published by our friends at Motor1.com and at autoevolution. We have contacted the video channel, to understand exactly what happened, and we will bring more updates very soon. We will also try to talk to the folks at Chery to know if the pedal will be imported from China or if it will have Brazilian manufacturing when the model is released in the country.
UPDATE – 09/18/17, at 8:50 am
We got in touch with Vasily Zelenyj, the creator of Z Drive, and he told us how the accident happened. “I had been with the car for five days, with nothing abnormal before the pedal broke,” he told MotorChase.
After the problem happened, Chery was informed. “They are now doing the pedal’s technical expertise. We should have news soon about what caused the break.” We have asked Zelenyj to keep us posted on the results.
Chery still has not had time to give us any feedback, but we should have news soon. Follow this story closely here with us!