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Hyundai, Kia ordered to recall nearly 240,000 vehicles

All Headlines 06:00 June 12, 2017

SEOUL, June 12 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Motor Co. and its sister company Kia Motors Corp. have been ordered to recall nearly 240,000 vehicles in South Korea for faulty parts, the transport ministry said Monday.

This is the latest in a series of recall orders issued by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport against both domestic and foreign carmakers.

The carmakers plan to recall 12 different models totaling 238,321 units. The subjected models include Hyundai's Sonata midsize sedan, Genesis luxury sedan, Tucson and Santa Fe SUVs, and Kia's Mohave, Sorento and Sportage SUVs, and Carnival minivan, the ministry said in a statement.

The problems range from faulty fuel vapor canisters to hub nuts that connect a vehicle's body frame to its tires and fuel hose, it said.

The fuel vapor canister is part of a vehicle's exhaust control system and is used to capture fuel vapors emanating from both the fuel tank and the carburetor.

Starting Friday, vehicle owners can visit designated repair and service centers to replace the parts free of charge, it said.

kyongae.choi@yna.co.kr
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