A group of customers have filed a class action lawsuit against Daimler and Daimler Trucks Korea due to faulty parts in trucks they bought from the German carmaker, industry sources said on June 26.
Forty-eight owners of Daimler trucks have recently made a claim with a Seoul court for physical and financial damages due to parts problems, such as a malfunctioning braking system, air bags and steering wheel, which resulted in accidents in some cases, a person familiar with the matter told Yonhap News Agency.
A spokesman at the Seoul Central District Court was not immediately available for confirmation.
Daimler Trucks Korea said it is making efforts to resolve the problems through after-sales services and extension of its warranty period. It will fully cooperate if the authorities launch an investigation into the reported problems with its vehicles, the company said.
By Song Seung-hyun and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org