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Hyundai’s Faulty Engine Whistleblower May Face Criminal Charges

Hyundai’s Faulty Engine Whistleblower May Face Criminal Charges

SUWON, South Korea, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – A former Hyundai Motor employee who disclosed defects in Hyundai’s Theta II engine may face criminal charges, with the South Korean car maker seemingly intent on bringing the whistleblower to court.  The 54-year-old former chief of Hyundai’s quality and strategy department, only disclosed as Kim, accused the [...]

Hyundai Motor Ordered to Recall 68,000 Genesis, Equus Sedans for Faulty Canisters

Hyundai Motor Ordered to Recall 68,000 Genesis, Equus Sedans for Faulty Canisters

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Motor Co., the country’s top automaker, was ordered to recall some 68,000 units of its Genesis and Equus large sedans for faulty fuel vapor canisters, the transportation ministry said Tuesday. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said the affected vehicles were produced in 2011. “We informed Hyundai [...]

Hyundai, Kia to Recall Potentially Faulty Engines in 171,348 Vehicles

Hyundai, Kia to Recall Potentially Faulty Engines in 171,348 Vehicles

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. will recall potentially faulty engines of more than 170,000 vehicles from late next month to ensure the safety of their customers, the transport ministry and the companies said Friday.  Hyundai and Kia, South Korea’s two biggest carmakers, will voluntarily begin [...]

Court Holds First Hearing on Compensation Suit Against Volkswagen

Court Holds First Hearing on Compensation Suit Against Volkswagen

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – A Seoul court on Friday held the first hearing on a compensation suit filed by hundreds of South Korean customers against German carmaker Volkswagen over vehicles with manipulated emissions data.  During the hearing held at the Seoul Central District Court, a total of 259 plaintiffs demanded the cancellation of [...]

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 280 Cars in S. Korea for Takata Airbag

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 280 Cars in S. Korea for Takata Airbag

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Mercedes-Benz Korea, the local importer and distributor of the German vehicle, will recall some 280 cars sold here for an airbag issue that has affected millions of cars of various brands throughout the world, the transportation ministry said Friday.  The latest recall is part of the Takata airbag recall [...]

S. Korea Approves Volkswagen’s Recall Plan on Faked Emissions Vehicles

S. Korea Approves Volkswagen’s Recall Plan on Faked Emissions Vehicles

SEJONG, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government said Thursday it has approved German carmaker Volkswagen’s recall measures for its sports utility vehicles that were found to have been sold in the country using fake emissions-related documentation.  The Ministry of Environment said the recall plan for 27,000 Tiguans submitted by the auto giant [...]

BMW to Recall 2,100 Cars in S. Korea over Various Problems

BMW to Recall 2,100 Cars in S. Korea over Various Problems

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – BMW Korea, the local importer and distributor of BMW cars, will recall a total of 2,100 cars sold here for various problems, including a defective oil filter casing that could allow coolant to mix with engine oil, damaging the engine, the transportation ministry said Thursday.  The recall affects 1,135 [...]