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More Than 2,000 Cars To Be Recalled By Korean Government, BMW, Puegeot, Mitsubishi Included

By February 16, 2017 at 6:16 am
BMW cars are to be recalled. (Photo : Pool/Getty Images News)

In the wake of the recent car issues of some notable automaker companies have experienced in the past few weeks, several other international car companies are now experiencing problems of their own. South Korea's transport ministry has ordered the recall of a total of 2,721 units of 33 models for certain issues.

1,357 of those units will come from BMW's models including the 320i as well as 16 others built between June 8, 2000 and January 30, 2003. The reason for which is that these models are equipped with Japan's taka air bag inflators during repair work.

Japan's Takata Corporation reported last year that certain inflator ruptures are caused by a combination of long term exposure to changes in temperature and humidity. This could cause a safety hazard.

Meanwhile, 759Li xDrive has problems with the engine power delivery system. The model which is a vehicle imported and sold by BMW Korea are now subject to recall because of the issue. The affected models come from those that were manufactured between March 1, 2011 and April 27, 2011.

For Peugeot vehicles, four models will now be recalled. The models affected by the recall include the 308 2.0 Blue-HDi as there is a risk of a fire due to leaks in the fuel pipes. This will affect 883 units of the car which was produced between November 12, 2013 and January 20, 2015.

Futhermore, the recall will also affect the 20 E 220 BLUETEC and four other Merecedes-Benz model that was manufactured between January 30, 2015 and March 23, 2015 for defects in the auxiliary steering system.

Mitsubishi will also have some of their models recalled for other defects. 143 units of the Mitsubishi RVR built between February 9, 2012 and May 18, 2012 will be recalled for problems with tailgate.

The recent months have shown Korea's strict standards for their cars even if it comes from globally known brands. It's a testament to the country's emphasis on safety for motorists as well as for the environment.

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