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Survey on Vehicle Optional Items
Date 2007-08-08 Hit 862
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When purchasing a car, consumers are unable to choose safety-related optional items such as ‘passenger seat airbags’ in the case of low-priced vehicles. This prompted the Korea Consumer Protection Board (KCPB) recently did a survey on safety-related ‘optional items’ sales among 21 types of cars manufactured by 5 local automakers.
 
More and more consumers tend to select safety-related optional items such as ‘passenger seat air bags’. However, this survey found that 25% of cars (identical vehicle type but low in price) didn’t offer safety-related optional items. 
 
[Table 1]  Status of Limited Optional Items by Vehicle Type
Category
Automaker
Type of Vehicle
Type of Model
Others
Passenger Seat Airbags
Hyundai Motor
New Click 1.4
DOHC
n, I, w
-Passenger seat airbag installed when purchasing New Click [W]
(2.86 million Korean won added for least expensive models)
(5 types, 13 models)
 
 
New Avante XD
1.6 VVT
4 Door
GL, GLS, Deluxe
-Passenger seat airbag installed when purchasing New Avante [Nymph]
(2.59 million Korea won added for least expensive models)
 
Kia Motor
Morning 1.0
SOHC
L, LX, SLX
-Passenger seat airbag optional when purchasing Morning [SLX] (1.38 million Korea won added for least expensive models)
 
 
Cerato
1.6
L, LX, Gold
-Passenger seat airbag installed when purchasing Cerato [Gold Special Ⅱ]
(3.67 million Korean won added for least expensive models)
 
Renault Samsung Motor
SM3
PE
-Passenger seat airbag optional when purchasing SM# [SE16] (2.8 million Korean won added for least expensive models)
Side Airbags
Ssangyong Motor
New Chairman
(CM500S)
Leverance,
Trium
-Side airbag installed when purchasing New Chairman [Majesty]
(10.1 million Korean added for least expensive models)
(3 types,
6 models)
 
Rexton 2
 
RX5(2WD) RX5(4WD) RX7(AWD)
-Side airbag installed when purchasing Rexton 2 ['RX7 (Noblesse)]
(9.16 million Korean won added for least expensive models)
 
GM Daewoo Motor
New Rezzo
2.0
LD
-Side airbag optional when purchasing New Rezzo [LP]
(1.67 million Korean won added for least expensive models)
 

Based on the above findings, the KCPB proposed measures for policy improvements to the Ministry of Construction and Transportation such as expanding consumer choices on vehicle optional items. Furthermore, it urged relevant industries to enable purchasers of low-priced vehicles to freely select optional items related to safety. 

 

Source: Consumer Dispute Settlement Department I

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