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Six automakers recall over 56,000 vehicles in South Korea

Staff Writer |
Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Toyota and three other automakers will recall 56,084 vehicles to fix defective parts starting this week, the transportation ministry said.

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Mercedes-Benz Korea issued a recall on 323 GLC 220d compact luxury SUVs sold in South Korea from 2016 to 2017 in order to replace front and rear windows, which were loosely attached.

Audi Volkswagen Korea, the domestic distributor of the two German brands, will recall 18,262 Volkswagen Tiguan compact SUVs and three Volkswagen CC 2.0 variants in the 2014-2016 model years due to a faulty vehicle safety control system. Dealers and repair shops will update the software free of charge.

A total of 134 BMW X5 xDrive 30d SUVs manufactured between 2013 and 2016 are subject to recall to install fire extinguishers, which are mandatory for vehicles with over seven seats, the ministry said.

It added that Toyota Motor Korea is recalling 4,482 vehicles, including 3,251 Sienna minivans made for the 2011-2016 model years, to fix defective fuses for their sliding doors.

Volvo Korea will recall 1,891 V40 hatchbacks manufactured from 2012-2015 to fix the loose rubber cap for its fuel inlet.

South Korean carmaker Kia Motors, meanwhile, is recalling 30,982 Bongo 3 pick-up trucks and Carnival diesel SUVs to replace weak brake vacuum hoses.