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Over 24,000 vehicles to be recalled

Volvo Cars Korea will recall 8,232 vehicles due to potential fire hazards as part of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport’s wider recall measure on 24,287 vehicles from seven automakers.

The Transport Ministry said Thursday that it will order the recall of 12 Volvo models, including the XC90, XC60 and S60, due to a defective exhaust gas recirculation component (EGR) that could cause fires.

The vehicles can receive fixes such as component replacements from Volvo starting today.

The automaker will also conduct software updates on the S90, V90CC and XC90 models first and gradually roll out fixes to other vehicles when software fixes are available.

BMW last year had to recall over 100,000 cars due to a similar problem with the EGR component that led to multiple vehicles bursting into flames.

Hyundai Motor will also recall over 11,000 Grandeur and Avante sedans due to component defects.

The Transport Ministry said that 8,873 Grandeurs manufactured between March and November last year had seat covers that did not meet fire safety standards.

Hyundai Motor’s compact-sized Avante — built between August and October last year — was found to have a defective connecting rod.
The ministry said the engine could turn off while running, and 2,509 vehicles will be recalled for repair.

The two sedan models will be recalled from today.

Hyundai Motor is already conducting a recall on its large-sized Palisade SUV after the vehicle was found to have defects in its airbag system.

The government is recalling over 3,000 vehicles from Audi Volkswagen Korea for airbag system defects that may cause passenger seat airbags to fail to properly deploy.

BY CHAE YUN-HWAN [chae.yunhwan@joongang.co.kr]
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