Mercedes-Benz, Honda and five other import auto brands will voluntarily recall a combined 13,863 vehicles of 55 models in South Korea for safety issues.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Thursday the extensive recall was issued by seven companies – Mercedes-Benz Korea, Honda Korea, BMW Korea, Tesla Korea, Man Truck & Bus Korea, Korea Commercial Trucks and Hanbul Motors.
Mercedes-Benz Korea will recall 6,199 units from 17 models including the GLE 450 4 Matic after reports of safety problems found in parking lights. Another 1,461 units from 11 models including the E250 were found to have a defect in sensors on the front passenger seat, which could lead to a malfunction of the airbag and the seat belt after collision.
Honda Korea discovered faulty fuel pumps in 4,567 units of seven models including the Accord that increase the risk of car stalling while driving.
Mercedes-Benz"s GLE 450 4 Matic
BMW Korea will recall 574 units from 10 models including the 520d found to have problems in propeller shafts.
Tesla Korea found the lack of in-vehicle flash memory capacity from 561 units of the Model S.
Man Truck & Bus Korea will recall 296 trucks from two models, 39 dump trucks from two models. Korea Commercial Trucks will recall 27 dump trucks. All the trucks were found to have a defect in the main fuse. Due to faulty assembly, the fuse can be damaged to cause a malfunction of electrical equipment or car stalling.
Hanbul Motors found wiper motor wiring problems in 139 units of Peugeot`s 508 2.0 BlueHDi and four other models.
Owners will be notified of the recall by mail or SMS. Those who already paid for any repairs or parts related can apply for compensation.
By Lee Ha-yeon
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