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S. Korea Fines BMW 11.2 bln Won for Engine Fires

S. Korea Fines BMW 11.2 bln Won for Engine Fires

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s transportation ministry on Monday fined BMW 11.2 billion won (US$9.93 million) for allegedly trying to hide faulty parts and belatedly recalling its vehicles after some engines caught fire. About 40 engines of BMW vehicles caught fire earlier this year, prompting the German luxury carmaker to recall some [...]

Justice Minister Pledges to Expand Class Action Lawsuit System

Justice Minister Pledges to Expand Class Action Lawsuit System

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Justice Minister Park Sang-ki said Monday the government will try to expand the class action lawsuit system so as to enable consumers to file such suits not only in stock-related cases, but also in other areas. Park made the remark during a meeting with victims of high-profile consumer cases, [...]

S. Korea to Slap Penalties on Defect Coverups by Carmakers

S. Korea to Slap Penalties on Defect Coverups by Carmakers

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government said Thursday it will impose penalties on carmakers that cover up manufacturing defects and fine them for delayed recalls. The move comes in the middle of BMW Korea’s recall of 106,317 vehicles in South Korea to fix a faulty part following dozens of engine fires [...]

BMW Tops List of Registered Imported Cars amid Safety Scandal

BMW Tops List of Registered Imported Cars amid Safety Scandal

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — German carmaker BMW ranked No. 1 among imported cars registered in South Korea, industry data showed Monday, maintaining its lead despite a string of vehicle fires that have shaken consumer confidence in the brand. According to the data compiled by the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association and the Korea Automobile [...]