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Recalls ordered for over 10,000 foreign cars

May 06,2019
Korea’s Transport Ministry on Sunday issued recall orders for 11,500 units of 58 different imported cars, including those from BMW, Volkswagen and Honda.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said 2,461 320d and 116i BMW models will be recalled, citing battery problems.

Around 2,000 units of 22 different BMW models, including the 523i, will also be recalled over heater issues. Another 2,000 units of seven Volkswagen models, including the Golf 1.4 TSI, will be recalled due to potential flaws in their transmissions.

Four Audi models, including the TT Coupe 45 TFSI Quattro, will be recalled for using defective airbags produced by Japan’s Takata.

The recall involves defective inflators in Takata airbags that may deploy improperly during crashes, propelling metal fragments into the driver and passengers.

Two Honda models, including the Accord, will also be recalled over the airbag issue, covering some 1,300 units.


Yonhap