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Published : 2014-05-19 14:09
Updated : 2014-05-19 14:09

South Korea's top automaker, Hyundai Motor Co., is recalling over 120,000 vehicles here for a problem possibly related to airbags, the transportation ministry said Monday.

The problem involves bolts that attach the cover of the vehicle's horn to the steering wheel, which can affect the operation of driver's airbag, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

The recall affects 122,561 Tucson compact sport utility vehicles (SUVs) produced between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 26, 2013.

The same problem has led to a recent recall of over 140,000 units of the Tucson SUVs sold in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Free repair services will be available from Tuesday at any Hyundai Motor service center throughout the country.

The ministry said GM Korea Co. is also recalling 2013 model year Cruze passenger vehicles over the driveshaft that connects the car's transmission with its front wheel.

The ministry said the car's right-hand tubular driveshaft could fracture and separate from the wheel.

The recall affects 574 units of the compact vehicle produced between Oct. 15 and Nov. 13 of last year.

GM Korea will provide free repair services from Tuesday.(Yonhap)

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