The South Korean unit of Japanese automaker Toyota will recall 13,000 vehicles sold in South Korea because of potentially dangerous defects, Seoul's transport ministry said on Tuesday.
Subject to recall are three models -- the Lexus ES350, the Camry and the Camry Hybrid -- which all have floor mats that could hamper safe operation of the accelerator pedals, the ministry said in a statement on its website.
Of the 12,984 vehicles affected, 11,232 Lexus ES350s will be recalled along with 1,549 Camrys and 203 Camry Hybrids, the ministry said. Owners can receive free repairs from designated service centres from April 19.
Worldwide, Toyota has recalled more than eight million vehicles, mostly for problems with sudden acceleration, which have been blamed for 58 deaths in the United States.
The Korean unit of the world's largest automaker was to hold a press briefing on the recall later Tuesday.