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Toyota to recall 11,000 cars in S korea

Updated: 2013-12-23 14:16
( Xinhua)

SEOUL - Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor was ordered to recall more than 11,000 cars in South Korea due to defective air-conditioning system, Seoul's transportation ministry said Monday.

A total of 11,507 cars sold by Toyota in the country were equipped with a faulty air-conditioning system, in which water produced by the radiator flows into the airbag control system and causes malfunction in the airbags and steering wheel, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT).

Subject to the recall that covered 10,961 passenger cars of three models, including Camry, manufactured between October 20, 2011 and May 16, 2013. The recall also affected 546 units of the Venza compact utility vehicles made between August 14, 2012 and March 28, 2013.

Owners of the defective vehicles can contact service centers operated by Toyota Motor Korea for free repairs from Thursday.

Jaguar and Land Rover was also told to recall 888 units of the Jaguar XF 2.2 diesel vehicles for defective fuel lines that may cause fire, the ministry said.

Also subject to the recall included 213 units of the Jaguar XF 2.0 gasoline model and 88 units of the XJ 2.0 gasoline vehicles, which have a loose connecting hose between intercooler and turbo charger that may lead to an engine turnoff while driving.

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