SEOUL -- South Korea said today it plans to disallow sales of three Porsche models, two Nissan models and one BMW model after finding errors in certification documents for the carmakers' imported vehicles.
South Korea's environment ministry said in a statement it also plans to fine the local units of the foreign carmakers a combined 6.5 billion won ($5.56 million) after finding certification errors in two Nissan, one BMW and seven Porsche models.
Out of the seven Porsche models, four have discontinued sales, the ministry said.
The decisions on the sales halt and fines will be finalized in December after a hearing, the environment ministry said.
The ministry announced the results of a probe into whether foreign carmakers besides Volkswagen Group falsified documents for certification relating to emissions, following a similar finding on Volkswagen earlier this year.
A Nissan Korea spokesman said the company plans to cooperate with the environment ministry and clarify its position in the hearing.
Spokespersons for BMW and Porsche could not be immediately reached for comment.