August 21, 2018 13:50
Some 120 BMW owners Monday filed a lawsuit against the carmaker and its dealer Deutsche Motors over a series of spontaneous engine fires.
Lawyer Ha Jong-sun from Bareun Law LLC, which represents them, said the plaintiffs own cars that fall under a BMW recall but have not caught fire. They filed a suit at the Seoul Central District Court seeking W5 million in damages per person (US$1=W1,123).
The number of owners suing the carmaker has now risen to 141.
Separately, about 1,500 consumers have joined another class action suit against the carmaker since late last month.
About 42 BMW models and 106,317 cars are subject to the recall.
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