BMW will pay $ 10 million and under threat of criminal investigationDecember 24, 2018
Due to the frequent spontaneous combustion of BMW cars in South Korea (about 40 cases were recorded for 2018), the company was fined $ 10 million. The Commission is confident that the local branch deliberately delayed the recall.
Bavarian BMW concern may come under criminal investigation. This was reported by publications from South Korea, where the company has already been fined $ 10,000,000. According to the official version, the fine was the result of investigating frequent cases of car fires. Preliminary conclusions suggest that the local unit was aware of the problem, but deliberately postponed the recall of more than 22,000 vehicles due to possible financial costs.
For 2018, about 40 cases of spontaneous combustion of BMW cars were recorded in South Korea. The cause of the malfunction was a coolant leak. Unfortunately, the media did not provide data on the recorded cases of injury. In connection with the suspicion of deliberately postponing the recall, the Transport Ministry asks prosecutors to launch a criminal investigation into the company.
At the moment, BMW officially apologized and announced its readiness to cooperate in the investigation. Review will be held soon.
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