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Hyundai, Daimler and BMW recall 5,690 vehicles

Hyundai Motor Co., Daimler Truck and BMW issued a recall for 5,690 vehicles sold in South Korea because of faulty parts, the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Transport said Thursday.

South Korea's Hyundai Motor is recalling 3,408 Ioniqs manufactured from October to April due to manufacturing defects within the electronic power control unit. The problem allows coolants to come in contact the unit's circuit board resulting in a loss of power, which could increase the risk of a crash.  


In addition, a total of 579 Genesis G80 sedans and 10 Maxcruz SUVs made in 2017 could experience a loss of power if metal debris is not properly removed from the oil passages of the engine crankshaft. The debris could restrict oil flow to the bearings, increasing temperatures and causing premature wear.

The recall service for the vehicles will begin at Hyundai Motor's service centers Oct. 18.

Daimler Truck Korea is recalling 909 trucks produced over the past three years, including Arocs, Actroc and Atego models, because the axle assembly could break while on the road.

BMW Korea is recalling 715 of its R nineT motorcycles made from 2014 to 2017 due to a swingarm issue and 64 of its R 1200 RT bikes because of faulty rear lights.

The recall of BMW motorcycles and Daimler trucks will begin Sept. 28 and Oct. 10, respectively. (Yonhap)
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