BMW Opens Claims For Owners and Lessees Of Cars With Faulty Electric Coolants
Attention BMW car owners!
You may be able to receive up to $1000, along with other benefits, after BMW has agreed to a settlement in a class action lawsuit involving its electric coolant pump defect.
In a class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the lead plaintiffs to the complaint, Khader Mohiuddin, Shelton Oliver, and Donnie Backer, argued that the company’s vehicles contain a defective coolant pump that leads to it failing prematurely.
Failure in the BMW cars electric coolants leads to the destruction of certain parts of the car’s engine, which leads to high costs of repairs.
Additionally, because this part is electric, unlike manual coolants, it is a far more serious problem for car owners.
The trio of plaintiffs contends that BMW has knowledge of this defect, yet they did not do anything to address the issues being brought up by affected customers.
The car manufacturer has maintained that it has not transgressed any laws, and they are of a clear conscience in the matter. However, they have agreed to a settlement in order to end the litigation being made against them.
Who Can File A Claim?
Those who can file a claim in this class action settlement are United States citizens who have ownership or leases a BMW vehicle.
Only certain models are covered in this class action settlement agreement, which mostly covers models released between 2007 and 2019. They are listed below:
- 2007 to 2013 models of 335i, 335i xDrive, 335is Convertible;
- 2007 to 2013 models of X5 3.0si, X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive;
- 2008 to 2013 models of 135i;
- 2008 to 2016 models of 535i, 535i xDrive, 535 Active Hybrid;
- 2008 to 2019 models of X6 sDrive, X6 xDrive;
- 2009 to 2016 models of Z4 xDrive;
- 2010 to 2015 models of 740i, 740Li;
- 2011 to 2017 models of X3 xDrive;
- 2012 to 2015 models of X1 3.0si;
- 2012 to 2017 models of 640i, 640i xDrive;
- And, 2015 to 2018 models of X4 xDrive, X4 M40i
If your car falls on the aforementioned models, you can receive up to a thousand dollars for the costs you have pulled out of your pocket for repairs, etc. This payment includes the cost of replacement parts, labor fees, etc.
In addition to that, BMW has promised to extend the warranty periods of its cars.
It was originally at four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, to seven years or 84,000 miles, again, whichever comes first.
Electric coolants in all affected vehicles, original unchanged and replaced coolants, will be replaced all at the expense of BMW regardless of how old the car is or the mileage it already has under its hood.
This is included in terms of the Limited Warranty Extension the company has agreed to provide.
Just like any other settlement claim, having the documentation to back your claim up is very important to make sure that your claim has substance and will be accepted by the settlement administrator.
Make sure that you have all of the necessary documentation within easy access in filing your claim.
It is advisable to keep personal identification, invoices, and/or other proofs of repairs conducted on your vehicle by an authorized BMW dealer or repair center (repairs done by third-party companies also count) and other proofs of payment.
Once you have all these requirements, you can file a claim on or before March 20th.
A final hearing of the settlement will be conducted in mid-February before the sitting judge gives their approval of the settlement’s terms and conditions.
BMW or Bayerische Motoren Werke AG is a German company founded in 1916.
The company started off making engines for aircraft models of the time but moved to produce vehicles as well soon after.
Headquartered in Munich, the company was able to sell more than two and a half million cars in 2019.
The company boasts other brands under its wing – these include BMW, BMW i, BMW M, etc.
Editor’s Note on BMW Coolant Class Action Settlement:
This feature is published to inform you of the opening of claims spearheaded by BMW in relation to the class action settlement it has agreed to end its legal battle in court.
The company is alleged to have known that its car models contained defective electric coolants, which led to engine failure and even more serious problems to a driver’s safety.
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