SEOUL Oct 30 Hyundai Motor Co plans
to recall 103,214 Genesis sedans in South Korea to address
potential brake problems, the third recall for the automaker in
its home market this year.
The recall follows a similar one for 27,500 Genesis
large-sized sedans in the United States last week due to the
same issue. The Genesis model, which is a key offering in
Hyundai's efforts to go upmarket, is built only in South Korea.
South Korea and the United States are among Genesis'
The cars to be recalled were built from Dec. 24, 2007
through March 16, 2012. The problem lies in a potential
reduction in brake effectiveness caused by corrosion in antilock
brake system modules, South Korea's transport ministry said.
Last month, Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia Motors
, which together rank fifth in global auto sales,
said they were recalling about 660,000 vehicles in South Korea
to fix a faulty brake switch in the nation's biggest vehicle
recall in at least a decade.
In April, Hyundai and Kia recalled more than 1.8 million
vehicles in the United States because of the same issue,
triggering a series of smaller recalls in other markets such as
Korea and China.