SEOUL, Oct. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling nearly 24,000 vehicles sold here for sunroof-related issues while BMW will recall over 21,000 cars over problems related to the fuel injector and airbags, the transportation ministry said Friday.
Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s top automaker, is recalling certain model years of the LF Sonata sedan. In some vehicles the panorama sunroof could detach due to a loose wind reflector, possibly causing accidents.
The recall affects 23,980 Sonata LF and Sonata LF Hybrid cars produced between March 3, 2014 and Aug. 18, 2015. Free repair services will be available from Monday at any Hyundai service center throughout the country, the ministry said in a press release.
Some vehicles imported and distributed by BMW Korea, the local importer of the German car, may lose power even when driving due to a manufacturing defect in the fuel injector.
The recall affects 20,957 cars of 17 vehicle models, including the BMW 520d and the X6 xDrive50i, produced between Dec. 11, 2006 and June 30, 2011.
An additional 124 cars of five BMW models produced between May 13, 2014 and June 19, 2014 will be recalled for a defective airbag inflator that could break and shoot at the driver and passengers when the airbag deploys in a crash.
BMW Korea is also recalling 67 vehicles of four vehicle models for issues related to the cars’ drive shaft and rear wheel axle.
Audi Volkswagen Korea, the local importer of Audi and Volkswagen vehicles, is recalling 982 units of the Audi Q7 full-size SUV produced between Dec. 12, 2015 and Aug. 3, 2016.
The ministry said the entire third-row seat of the vehicle could become detached, possibly causing serious damage to passengers especially in case of a crash.