12 models from four brands are being recalledTwo Hyundai Motor Genesis models are being recalled, as fuel leaks could lead to the vehicles catching fire, a problem similar to that faced by BMWs last year.
Cars from three other companies are also being recalled.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Thursday said it is recalling cars from Hyundai Motor, BMW, Ford and FMK.
A total of 12 models and 10,813 vehicles are being recalled.
For faulty hose connections, 3,851 Hyundai Motor Genesis EQ900s and G80s are being called back for repair.
If the vehicle is driven, it could catch fire due to the excessive leaking of oil, the ministry said.
Also, 2,671 BMW 535s are being recalled, as the engines could shut off due to errors resulting from a manufacturing fault.
According to the government, a part connecting the low pressure fuel pump was found to create heat, which could lead to a fuel leak and the shutting down of the engine.
The same model was recalled for precisely the same reason in 2016.
Additionally, 290 BMW M3s are also being recalled, as electronic components may not work as the tin plating on the battery cable terminal wears out.
The government has ordered the recall of 1,930 Continentals sold by Ford’s Korean office, as the door could fly open due to faulty latch.
It has also ordered the recall of 916 Ford Mondeos. But these models are being recalled not due to safety problems related to faulty parts. The Mondeo is being recalled because its tail lights are below Korean safety standards.
A total of 26 Maserati GranTurismo sold by FMK are being recalled due to airbag problems.
BY LEE HO-JEONG [email@example.com]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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