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Seven domestic and foreign automakers are recalling nearly 550,000 vehicles sold in South Korea to fix faulty components.
According to the transport ministry on Friday, the action involves Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi-Volkswagen Korea, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Bike Korea.
The ministry said problems include a faulty anti-lock brake system in Hyundai's Santa Fe SUV, fragile exhaust gas recirculation coolers in BMW's 520d sedan, faulty sunroof glass panels in Mercedes-Benz's E280 sedan and ill-functioning windshield wipers in FCA's Jeep Compass SUV.
Affected vehicle owners can visit designated service centers to get necessary repairs and replacements free of charge.
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