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Toyota Korea recalls vehicles for software, safety issues

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said yesterday that Toyota Motor Korea, the local importer and distributor of the Japanese auto brand, will recall seven models, a total of 12,579 units, due to problems with seat flammability and the hybrid engine system’s software.

The ministry said that 5,232 Camry, Camry hybrid, Camry V6, Avalon sedans and Sienna two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive minivans made between Nov. 26, 2012, and Jan. 3, 2014, are subject to recall after their seats’ flammability did not meet local safety standards.

In addition, the ministry said that 7,347 Prius units produced between Feb. 26, 2009, and Feb. 5, 2014, would be recalled because of problems in the hybrid system that could limit speeds and make driving difficult.

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