Four foreign carmakers in South Korea to conduct voluntary recalls for manufacturing defects

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4th April 2024 – (Hong Kong) The South Korean transport ministry announced on Thursday that four foreign car manufacturers will initiate voluntary recalls for approximately 50,700 vehicles due to manufacturing defects.

Mercedes-Benz Korea is set to recall 27,406 units of eight different models, including the E 350 4MATIC, due to defective battery bolts. Additionally, 8,833 units of 31 models, including the GLC 300 4MATIC, will be recalled for a faulty fuse, while 8,058 units of two models, including the GLE 450 4MATIC, will undergo repairs for a software error in the gearbox control unit. These recalls were confirmed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport.

Stellantis Korea will recall 3,229 units of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV to address a defective control arm, while Honda Motor will rectify faulty circuit boards in the passenger seats of 1,692 units across seven models, such as the Accord sedan.

Jaguar Land-Rover Korea, on the other hand, will recall 1,542 units of 13 different models, including the Range Rover 5.0SC, due to a defect in the rear camera housing.

Owners of the affected vehicles can visit authorised repair and service centres, where the faulty parts will be replaced free of charge.