8 automakers recall over 1 million vehicles for faulty parts
Seoul, September 28: Kia, Toyota Motor and six other companies will voluntarily recall more than 100,000 vehicles to repair faulty components, the Department of Transport announced on Wednesday.
The eight companies – including Ford Sales and Service Korea, Volkswagen Group Korea, Jaguar Land Rover Korea, BMW Korea, Dasan Heavy Industries Co and Motostar Korea – are recalling a total of 102,169 units of 52 different models, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in a press release.
Issues behind the recall include a faulty auxiliary heater system in Kia’s Sorento SUV, a faulty transmission system in Ford’s Fusion sedan, and software issues in the Audi A6 Premium 45 TFSI quattro sedan imported by Volkswagen Group Korea, reports the Yonhap news agency.
Owners of these vehicles can visit the companies’ designated repair and service centers to replace parts free of charge, the ministry said.
South Korean automakers’ global market share fell slightly to 7.7 percent in the first half from a year earlier due to prolonged chip shortages, industry data showed.
From January to June, Korean automakers sold a total of 2.1 million vehicles in the world’s eight major markets, down 9.9 percent from 2.33 million units in the same period. last year, the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA) said in a statement. .