In the first half of the year, compared to the previous year, the number of recall cases has jumped 26 percent. And GM Korea is ranked first among them.
According to the defect reporting center of the Transportation Safety Authority, among local carmakers, GM cars top the recall list, whereas Mercedes-Benz Korea was ranked first in the imported car category.
GM posted 217,884 recall cases during the first half, followed by Hyundai with 56,311 and Kia with 53,721.
In Feb., GM recalled 99,985 units of the Cruze and the Lacettie Premiere due to leaks in the break hoses. Another 44,000 units of the Malibu and 32,000 units of the Alpheon were also recalled for defects in safety belts.
Hyundai Motor came in second, recalling 36,000 units of the Avante, 16,000 units of the Grandeur hybrid, 5,000 units of the Genesis, and 4,000 units of the i30.
Kia Motors followed its affiliate Hyundai Motor, recalling 47,000 units of the 31.2 ton Bongo and 6,000 units of the Soul.
Renault Samsung Motors has recalled a total of 28,073, including the SM5. The data showed that Ssangyong Motor was the only carmaker among local manufacturers that didn’t recall any cars.
Of foreign brands, Mercedes-Benz ranked first by recalling 34,756 units, followed by BMW with 10,238 units. Ford, Chrysler, and Nissan recalled 5,594, 3,867, and 3,827 units, respectively.