The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said on May 10 that seven companies including Hyundai Motor and Mercedes-Benz would make a voluntary recall of 4,506 cars and construction machines as defects were found in them.
The front and back windowpanes of 714 units of Hyundai Motor’s three models including the Genesis G80 may come off from the main bodies at a high speed as inappropriate glue was used when installing them in the cars.
It was also found that 87 units of 28 models such as the C200 sold by Mercedes-Benz Korea has a possibility that their windowpanes may fall off from the cars during a crash due to missing part of adhesives during the front and rear windowpane bonding process.
Hyundai will start repairing the cars free or charge at service centers on May 10, and Mercedes-Benz Korea on May 11.
The 300C model imported and sold by Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) Korea was found to have violated a tolerance of specifications during a self-certification adequacy test of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. These vehicles were found to be 70mm higher than the height measured by the ministry. The ministry decided to impose a penalty equivalent to one thousandth of its car sales of 2,922 units of the 300C model on the FCA Korea.
Besides, the ministry found that the specifications of 575 units ofthe excavator VIO17 imported and sold by YK Construction Equipment, 19 models of the DCP32X-5RZ concrete pump sold by DY, and 162 units of eight models including forklift GTS20D imported and sold by Clark Material Handling Asia were different from those measured by the ministry.As for these companies, the ministry will take measures such as the correction of specifications and construction machine registration certificates.