SEOUL, December 8. /Corr. Stanislav Varivoda/. More than 3 thousand inhabitants of South Korea have filed a lawsuit against the German Volkswagen group in connection with the scandal surrounding the falsification of environmental test content of harmful substances in the exhausts of the cars of this brand. They demand the cancellation of transactions of purchase and sale and full reimbursement of the cost of purchased vehicles, according to the lawyer of victims, Ha Yeon sung.
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“About 3.2 thousand people have joined the collective claim, and the number keeps growing,” he said.
According to the lawyer, the indignation of the Koreans was the fact that the German company as an apology presented to their North American customers discount coupons in $1 thousand for parts, free repairs, etc. In other regions, including in South Korea, owners of defective cars to any refund not received. This, in turn, gave rise to accusations of discrimination by the German company.
Volkswagen was accused of having equipment on their diesel vehicles software, lowered the real value of emissions of harmful substances. The investigation into the auto giant launched in Europe, USA and Asia. So, the American government ordered the group to withdraw 482 thousand cars of brands Volkswagen and Audi sold in the country in 2009-2015. The company may also face a fine of up to $18 billion In South Korea in this regard was withdrawn 125 thousand cars.