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Car Recalls in S. Korea Near 3 Million in 2021

Written: 2022-01-16 13:58:03Updated: 2022-01-16 14:07:30

Car Recalls in S. Korea Near 3 Million in 2021

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Automakers recalled a record high of nearly three million vehicles in South Korea last year.

According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Sunday, carmakers recalled over two-point-93 million vehicles of two-thousand-443 different models in 2021.

The figure includes recalls over safety defects and emissions-related recalls, and marks the largest since 2003 when the nation introduced the recall system.

More than one-point-75 million South Korean vehicles of some 70 models were recalled last year, while one-point-17 million imported cars of over two-thousand-370 models were recalled.

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor took up the largest portion of the recalls with about 937-thousand units, followed by its affiliate Kia with over 600-thousand.

For imported cars, BMW accounted for the largest with about 565-thousand units, followed by Mercedes-Benz with 352-thousand units.

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