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Mercedes Benz Korea To Recall 280 Vehicles Due To Takata Airbags

By February 24, 2017 at 6:40 am
Mercedes-Benz Korea’s recall is just the latest involving Takata airbags that have also affected over 9 million cars throughout the world. (Photo : Getty Images)

Mercedes-Benz Korea will recall around 280 vehicles that were sold in South Korea due to concerns about a defective airbag that also affected other car brands globally, according to the transportation ministry Friday.

Mercedes-Benz Korea's recall is just the latest involving Takata airbags that have also affected over 9 million cars throughout the world.

Earlier this month, the transportation ministry also announced that Honda Korea will recall more than 1,400 vehicles sold in South Korea when it was learned that they had Takata airbags whose metal inflator can cause passenger injury when the airbag is deployed.

The recall impacts 1,407 units of Honda Accord that were made from Aug. 2, 2011, to July 26, 2012.
Last week, the transportation ministry also ordered several firms to recall a total of 2,721 foreign vehicles.

The recall impacted 1,357 vehicles of BMW models manufactured from June 8, 2000, to January 30, 2003, as they could be equipped with Takata airbag inflators during repair work.

In that same order, the ministry asked Hanbul Motors Corp., the local importer of France's Peugeot vehicles, to recall 883 units of Peugeot vehicles due to fire concerns. The ministry also ordered the recall of 24 Mercedes-Benz models made from Jan. 30, 2015 to March 23 due to possible defects in the auxiliary steering system.

Also included in last week's recall order was the 143 units of Mitsubishi RVR models made from Feb. 9, 2012, to May 18 due to issues with a tailgate. Also included was Italy's Maserati's Levante sport made from Oct. 13 to Nov. 11 last year because of airbag inflator defects in the passenger seat.

Friday's recall order impacts 284 Mercedes-Benz vehicles made from Oct. 26, 2005, to April 22, 2009, according to the news release of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport.

Porsche Korea will also recall 284 units of the 718 Boxter and 911 Carrera models due to fire concerns from its loose fuel injection pipe. The recall affects those certain models built from Dec. 7, 2015, and May 25, 2016, according to the ministry. 

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