Kia Motors, Ssangyong Motor and Ford Sales and Service Korea agreed to voluntary recall on 25,33 vehicles in six models due to faulty parts, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Thursday.
Kia Motors will recall 5,729 units of K7 sedan for defective engine injectors that could cause excessive fuel injection to lead to a delay in engine start, rattling and abrupt engine stop while driving. The automaker will also voluntarily recall 14,357 units of K5 sedan after finding defects in vacuum boosters that could cause failure in creating brake pressure.
Ssangyong Motor found that 4,494 units of compact SUV Tivoli have an error in engine control system that could send abnormal signs when moving after a stop. The carmaker will also recall 51 units of Korando SUV due to the failure to meet the safety standards for tire pressure alarm system.
The Korean unit of U.S. carmaker Ford will recall 1,002 units of Fusion and MKZ sedan for faulty seat belt pretensioners, a device that holds a passenger firmly in their seat in case of a collision. A defective pretensioner could increase injuries of passengers and even threaten their lives in case of a car crash.
By Choi Hee-seok and Choi Mira
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