SEOUL Jan 12 South Korea said on Thursday that
it has approved Volkswagen's plan to fix 27,000
Tiguan vehicles, after rejecting the German automaker's recall
proposals three times previously.
In November 2015, South Korea became the first country
outside the United States to punish Volkswagen on the basis of
its own emissions tests, slapping it with a record fine and
ordering a recall of 125,522 vehicles.
The ministry said it plans to review recall plans for the
remaining vehicles, which encompass 13 model variants from
Volkswagen and Audi.
(Reporting by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)