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THE INVESTOR
November 15, 2019
Big Reunion

Automobiles

Eight imported brands to recall 74,000 vehicles

  • PUBLISHED :March 14, 2019 - 14:56
  • UPDATED :March 14, 2019 - 14:56
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Eight imported vehicle brands, including one two-wheeler importer, will voluntarily recall nearly 74,000 vehicles to repair faulty components, the Transport Ministry said on March 14.

This is the latest in a series of recall plans for foreign carmakers and importers of foreign vehicles, according to the ministry.

The eight firms, including Mercedes-Benz Korea, Porsche Korea, BMW Korea, Audi Volkswagen Korea, Renault Samsung Motors and Sports Motor Cycle Korea, plan to recall vehicles and two-wheelers totaling 73,512 units, the ministry said in a statement.

The problems are faulty software for communication systems in 47,000 Mercedes-Benz models, faulty dashboard software in 4,000 Porsche models, faulty fuel hose systems in 20,000 BMW models and faulty software in Renault Samsung Motors’ electric car, it said.

By Ram Garikipati and newswires (ram@heraldcorp.com)

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