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BMW recalls 94 pct of faulty parts-carrying BMW, Mini models

Autos 11:06 April 04, 2019

SEOUL, April 4 (Yonhap) -- BMW Group Korea said Thursday it has recalled 94 percent of its vehicles that use faulty parts in the wake of dozens of engine fires last year.

As of Thursday, BMW Group Korea fixed the faulty exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers and pipes in 102,468 vehicles, or 96 percent, of 106,000 affected BMW models in the first round of recall that began in August last year, the company said in a statement.

In the second round of recalls that started in November, the carmaker fixed 59,987 units, or 91 percent, of 65,000 affected BMW and Mini models, it said.

In the January-March period, BMW Group Korea saw its BMW and Mini model sales plunge 51 percent to 10,136 units from 20,677 in the year-ago period, according to the Korean Automobile Importers and Distributors Association (KAIDA).

BMW Group sells BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce models in Korea, which are now subject to lemon laws.

Luxury Rolls-Royce models sales, however, jumped 68 percent to 37 units in the first quarter from 22 a year earlier, KAIDA said.

BMW recalls 94 pct of faulty parts-carrying BMW, Mini models - 1

kyongae.choi@yna.co.kr
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