GM Recalls 27,000 Spark Cars in Korea to Fix Transmission Defect
A file photograph of a Chevrolet Spark car at the GM plant in Asaka, Uzbekistan.Reuters

General Motors will recall 27,051 Spark mini cars in South Korea to fix defective transmission mounts.

The affected cars were produced in South Korea between 8 June, 2013, and 12 December, 2013, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said in a statement on 4 July.

The gearbox mount could destabilise and result in a drop in transmission power, according to the ministry.

The Korea-manufactured Spark is also sold in Europe and the US.

However, a GM Korea spokesman said that cars shipped to the US will not be affected by the recall, and that the firm is mulling whether to take "proper action" in overseas markets such as Europe.

The spokesman also said that there have been no reports of crashes or injuries linked to the defect.

GM had voluntarily reported the defect to the Korean government, an official from the ministry told Reuters.

Detroit-based General Motors is battling a safety crisis involving fatal ignition switches.

The automaker has recalled over 29 million vehicles this year, mostly in the US. GM, in 2013, sold 2.8 million vehicles in the US and 9.7 million globally.