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April 24, 2018

7 carmakers to recall nearly 70,000 vehicles

PUBLISHED : April 12, 2018 - 09:54

UPDATED : April 12, 2018 - 09:54

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[THE INVESTOR] Seven local and foreign carmakers will voluntarily recall nearly 70,000 vehicles to fix faulty parts, the Transport Ministry said on April 12.

The latest recall measures being undertaken by Korean carmakers and importers is part of a broader industry endeavor to ensure all vehicles on the road meet current safety rules.

The seven carmakers -- GM Korea, BMW, Audi Volkswagen Korea, Ford Motor, Mitsubishi Motors, Jaguar Land Rover and Daimler Trucks -- plan to recall 33 different models totaling 69,803 vehicles, the ministry said in a statement.

The models include GM Korea‘s Winstorm sport utility vehicle, BMW’s 320i sedan, Audi Volkswagen‘s Q5 35 TDI Quattro SUV, Ford’s MKZ sedan and Jaguar Land Rover‘s Jaguar XF Sportbrake, it said.

The problems include faulty bolts in the Winstorm SUV’s rear spoiler, malfunctioning connectors in the air conditioning system of the BMW 320i sedan and problems with the steering wheel on the Ford MKZ sedan, the statement said.

Vehicle owners can visit designated repair and service centers to have the parts replaced free of charge, it said.

By Song Seung-hyun and newswires (ssh@heraldcorp.com)

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