SEOUL, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Seven foreign carmakers in South Korea will voluntarily recall almost 12,000 vehicles on defects in software and other parts, the transport ministry said Thursday.
Mercedes-Benz Korea will recall 7,598 vehicles from eight models, including the S580 4MATIC, as indicators, hazard lights and reversing lights can malfunction because of a software error in the rear signal acquisition and actuation module, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
Toyota Motor Korea will recall 1,789 vehicles of two models due to a software error in the brake control devices.
The ministry planned to fine the Japanese automaker after reviewing the voluntary recall and correction measures.
Tesla Korea will recall 1,254 vehicles of its Model 3 due to a software error in the touch screen control devices, while Stellantis Korea will recall 814 units of the Jeep Grand Cherokee for a software flaw in the engine control devices.
BMW Korea will recall 328 units from four models, including iX xDrive40, for the defected software in air bag control.
Volkswagen Group Korea will recall 151 cars of the Bentley Bentayga V8, while Bike Korea will recall 24 units of two types of motorcycles over safety concerns.
The companies will contact vehicle owners through mail or mobile phone messages, offering repair services free of charge, the ministry said. ■