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BMW Hybrid Cars Faulty Battery Class Action Lawsuit 2021

BMW Was Charged With A Class Action Lawsuit Due to Faulty Batteries

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) was charged with a class action lawsuit alleging that their vehicles have a defective battery.

BMW vehicle owners filed a class action lawsuit against the company in March 2021 at a New Jersey federal court.

Adam Kavon, Craig Geller, David Venner, and Erin Camden are the lead plaintiffs of the class action lawsuit against BMW. 

They assert that hybrid models manufactured by BMW contain a battery defect.

The particular car units affected are the BMW 2020 and 2021 hybrid cars. The class action lawsuit advises affected individuals to avoid charging the vehicle’s battery.

It argues that the company has not yet made any actions to fix the problem or recall affected car units despite the issue.

The class action lawsuit aims to represent a nationwide class of individuals who have owned or leased the covered vehicles with the defective battery. The faulty battery should not have been replaced or fixed yet.

Covered Vehicles

The class action lawsuit covers the following vehicles manufactured by BMW:

  • 330e (2021)
  • 330e xDrive (2021)
  • 530e (2020 – 2021)
  • 530e xDrive (2020 – 2021)
  • 530e iPerformance (2020 – 2021)
  • 745Le xDrive (2021)
  • BMW i8 (2020)
  • MINI Cooper Countryman (2020 – 2021): AII4 SE
  • X5 xDrive45e (2021)

Plaintiffs Allegations

All of the plaintiffs contend that they have bought or leased a 2020-21 BMW car model. In September 2020, they were informed by BMW that there might be a defect in the battery.

The class action lawsuit states that debris may have entered during the battery’s production, causing it to potentially short circuit.

It argues that the battery’s defect could be dangerous for car owners since it can lead to fire and accidents.

The lead plaintiffs attest the BMW knows about their battery’s problem. However, the company did take any action to solve the issue. 

They insist that the company only instructed drivers not to charge their vehicles.

The company also advised customers to avoid driving in manual mode and smart mode. In addition, customers are also recommended to avoid using the shift paddle.

Despite this, the company failed to fix the issue or recall affected vehicles.

Editor’s Note on BMW Hybrid Cars Faulty Battery Class Action Lawsuit 2021:

This article is published to inform you of the class action lawsuit filed against BMW due to an alleged defective battery.

Case Name & No.: Kavon, et al. V. BMW of North America LLC, 2:20-cv-15475-KM-ESK, U.S. District Court of New Jersey

Products/Services: Defective battery on BMW car units

Allegations: BMW 2020 and 2021 car units have a faulty battery that can potentially short circuit

Status: Pending

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