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Ministry recalls 19 international car models

By 줄리 잭슨 (Julie Jackson)

Published : Feb. 2, 2017 - 16:58

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A total of 5,204 vehicles across 19 different non-domestic car models are being recalled by local distributors of brands including Honda, Nissan, Land Rover and Maserati, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Thursday.

Japanese automakers Honda and Nissan will be initiating a combined recall of 3,565 vehicles from four different models. 
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Honda Korea will recall 1,407 Accords that are equipped with Takata air bags, which have led to fatal accidents in other countries because of a faulty metal inflator, the ministry said. The recall affects 1,407 Honda Accords produced between Aug. 2, 2011, and July 26, 2012.

Honda Korea is also recalling 1,172 Honda Odyssey minivans due to issues with the minivans’ back row seat levers. 

Fellow Japanese auto giant Nissan is recalling 986 cars sold in Korea because of issues with the vehicles’ braking system. The recall includes 843 Nissan Maxima luxury sedans as well as 143 Nissan Murano crossover hybrid cars.

Six models from FMK Korea, the local importer and distributor of Maserati, are also being recalled. The list includes 849 Maserati cars, which are said to have software issues. 

The remainder of the recall list includes 508 vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover Korea with faulty engine wiring, 15 Jeep Grand Cherokees with fuel hose issues, five Porsches for improper air bag inflators and 262 Ducati motorcycles citing problems with the side stands’ bolting.

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