Audi, Mercedes Benz, Volvo to recall over 2,600 cars sold in South Korea

Audi, Mercedes Benz and Volvo will recall over 2,600 vehicles in South Korea due to defects.
Audi, Mercedes Benz and Volvo will recall over 2,600 vehicles in South Korea due to defects.PHOTOS: REUTERS, VOLVO, REUTERS

SEOUL - Three car manufacturers - Audi, Mercedes Benz and Volvo - will recall over 2,600 vehicles in South Korea due to defects.

Audi's recall, which affects some 2,000 cars, is related to a defect in the airbag control unit, Yonhap news quoted the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport as saying.

The defect in the airbag control unit in five Audi models, including the Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Quattro, may cause the airbag not to deploy properly, the report said.

The recall affects five models, which were produced between Aug 14, 2008, and Aug 25, 2009.

Mercedes Benz is recalling dozen of cars due to an error in the seat belt software program, according to the report. It has found that three models, including the S63 AMG 4M Coupe, have a glitch in the program that may result in the seatbelt not being able to fasten properly.

The affected vehicles were produced between Oct 5, 2015, and March 2 this year, the ministry said.

Meantime Volvo has found that room lights of two truck models - FH84TR3HA and H8TSDC5411 - can catch fire when they get damp, possibly leading to a short circuit, the report said.

The recall affects 302 trucks produced between Dec 20, 2013, and Sept 8 this year.