BMW AG and BMW North America LLC have reportedly agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging the N63 engine in some of its vehicles caused excessive oil consumption.

The proposed BMW engine defect settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit filed by plaintiff Joon Bang and others in September 2015. They accuse BMW of concealing a defect in its N63 engines that allegedly causes vehicles to consume excessive amounts of oil and drain vehicle batteries.

BMW sought to have the oil consumption class action lawsuit dismissed, but its request was denied in late 2016.

According to the BMW excessive oil consumption class action lawsuit, the alleged BMW engine defect could put drivers and passengers at an increased risk of accidents. No accidents or injuries were documented in the complaint; therefore, it is possible for Class Members who claim they suffered injuries or other damage related to the alleged engine defect to bring claims for personal injury, wrongful death and/or property damage.

The BMW defendants deny any wrongdoing but they agreed to settle the engine defect class action lawsuit to avoid the time, expense and uncertainty of ongoing litigation. The BMW settlement documents did not provide an estimated value for the deal. However, the plaintiffs’ attorneys say the class action settlement will provide Class Members with benefits that would equal or surpass the amount they could have received if the case had gone to trial.



Class Members of the proposed BMW settlement includes anyone in the United States who purchased or leased a model year 2009 through 2014 BMW 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, X5 or X6 vehicle with an N63 engine.

Under the terms of the proposed BMW engine defect settlement, Class Members are entitled to a free battery and $75 per oil service for up to three future oil changes. They will also be provided with a voucher worth $1,000 to $1,500 off a new BMW vehicle.

Some drivers may be eligible for reimbursement for expenses related to the battery and oil consumption issues, if they are able to provide receipts or other documentation of the costs. Drivers who meet specific conditions may be able to recoup at least some of the expenses they faced to replace the vehicle engine after multiple repair attempts.

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The plaintiffs are represented by Matthew D. Schelkopf, David C. Wright and Joseph B. Kenney of McCune Wright Avevalo LLP and Eric D. Barton, Sarah Ruane and Melody Dickson of Wagstaff & Cartmell LLP.



The BMW Excessive Oil Consumption Class Action Lawsuit is Joon Bang v. BMW North America LLC, et al., Case No. 2:15-cv-06945, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

UPDATE: The BMW Oil Consumption settlement website is now available.  Check out settlement details and get the link to file a claim here.

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109 Comments

  • FRANCIS J November 22, 2019

    JUST PURCHASED AN X5 50I AND THE ENGINE FAILED INFRONT OF MY OPEN GARAGE IN HOUSTON. I HAD TO SLEEP IN THE GARAGE AND NONE OF THE RECOVERY GUYS KNEW HOW TO TAKE IT OUT OF PARK MODE.NOW ITS BACK IN BMW AND THEY TELL ME ITS OVER $14263.25 TO FIX AND I NEED TO PAY HALF OF IT.ITS THE DAMN N63 ENGINE . I HAVE ALREADY BEEN TO COURT FOR A DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICE LAWSUIT.

  • Michael Prince October 23, 2019

    I purchased a certified preowned 2012 BMW 550 m package in 2015 with 25k miles on it just coming off of a lease. I was changing my oil every every 2-3k miles. About 3 years later I drove on my new oil to about 3500 miles and my engine blew while I was doing 70mph on a busy highway. Somehow managed to get to the shoulder with no injuries. This was after the class action lawsuit was settled already. I never knew of any defects. My warranty had expired. I brought into the BMW dealership to see what was wrong with my car. They explained there was a class action suit do to faulty parts. Based on my miles they would cover 30% of the cost of a new engine with installation. I had just over 60k miles at this point. Even with the 30% off it would still have cost me close to 13k. So I owed money on the car and had to come out of pocket another 13k. Now my credit is fucked and I have no car. Thanks BMW fucking assholes!!

    • Isa Rios November 6, 2019

      I bought a 2012 BMW 550I with 70k miles Aug 2019 through private sale. Had a top of the line warranty still on it. Once warranty was transferred to me, I took it to the local BMW dealer. By then I had noticed the high oil consumption and some smoking. Luckily for me the previous owner had meticulous service records. They submitted the case to the warranty and BMW. Car had to stay at the shop as a third party inspector was sent by warranty. Got a call the following week and told BMW is replacing the engine. No cost to me. All in all it took 20 days to get my car back and they provided a loaner the entire time. Based on others specific cases I am happy. They gave me an invoice that does not show the amount of the repair, but I took the invoice to some friends who checked the car and all the parts replaced and I belive it was done correctly. New engine comes with 2 years unlimited mile warranty. I’ll be keeping an eye on oil consumption now and see if it solved the issue. Best of luck!

  • Clevenger/Pilone August 21, 2019

    We are seeking damages and want to be put in touch with an attorney if anyone knows the point of contact. We purchased a vehicle used in August 2018, no disclosure on the condition or the class action lawsuit that was in the midst. we have spent one year fighting this with BMW of the Mainline- we will never deal with any person from this dealership ever again. BMW of the Mainline knowingly sold us this vehicle and lied to us for the entire year on the condition of this vehicle’s engine and oil problems and now have continued to subject us as 5 time BMW owners to an experience we will NEVER allow to have happen to our family again. BMW Corporate refers us to the lawsuit requirements and are not honoring their customers. I plan to move this along to the media and on my blog begin ta campaign for future car buyers to be aware of who not to buy from. This is not over

  • Ida Isabell Mohair June 10, 2019

    BMW Grapevine said that it will cost me 14,000.00 to fix my oil leak problems. They want me to pay for this but the lawsuit Bang telling me it was for oil and battery. My car is not fix and I am scared that it will catch on fire too. I am still under 97000 miles. Classic BMW wreck my 750LI while it was in there shop and it did never run the same. The service guy tell me not to bring it back and not fixing the problems at all. Came out of Classic BMW in Plano Tx wreck

  • Connie Brown-Adams May 20, 2019

    I bought my 2009 750i when it was two years old. I bought a two year extended warranty as a precaution. This car was at the shop at least every other month. Oil consumption was always a problem. I am so disappointed that I am finding out my engine was defective to begin with. This was my third 7 series bmw. I never had this much problems with the other two.

    • Troy May 27, 2019

      Me either with any of my other 750’s. I was putting in a quart of oil every 6 weeks. I thought it was the weaker BMW oil and kept driving. Then one day the dreaded Drivetrain Malfunction popped up as I was on the highway and I was almost rear ended by 2 semi-trucks.

      • Kenneth L Harter May 31, 2019

        We have the same issue a quart of oil every week, and the Drivetrain Malfunction pooped up 3 time very briefly, and it goes away, but the car jerks alot when coming to a stop or when we press on the gas. 750LI-2009

        • Clark Nicolina October 26, 2019

          I have the same issue and the cost of repairs is over $4000 for bad cylinders and spark plugs. It’s insane! I hired an attorney and filed for lemon law Bmw settled for $27000 . It doesn’t even come close when I have over $95000 in to this carThat spent half of its life in repair shops at the dealer. I just put in $2500nin repairs and $2000 to change tires to non run on flats in June. The car has now a increased oil consumption weekly and drivetrain malfunction caused by bad cylinders and spark plugs. It’s outrageous. Done with the BMW AUTOMAKERS

      • Willie Lewis July 23, 2019

        I have a 2012 BMW 550i BMW is refusing to fix my car I took it to both dealers that’s here in Dayton Ohio paid the diagnostic 2 * the process I’m still paying for a car that I can’t even drive. I have $89,000 the n63 engine.

        • Samih Alameri August 25, 2019

          What you do about that

        • Clark Nicolina October 26, 2019

          Get a lemon law attorney and sue BMW.thats what I had to do. I got 27000 minus attorney fees I received 22k

  • Elmer Wolg May 10, 2019

    May 01, 2019 I just had my complete engine replaced by BMW. I own a 2012 750i xdrive with 100,000 kms (60,000 miles) under my extended warranty. Good thing I had warranty. The BMW just started to use oil and was down 1 quart. Took it in for service for a oil change. They replaced the oil lines to the turbos. They claim that they where cracked. I felt a vibration at 60 kms a hour and 1500 rpm when I feathered the throttle to accelerated. 1 week later the engine just ceased. The vibration is still there after replacing the engine. I was told that the vibration was the harmonic balancer. Selling the car now because it is a lemon. The dealership has offered $14,000 Canadian on a trade in. Going to sell private because it has a new engine and might not die on the road for a while.

    • Troy May 27, 2019

      That’s straight BS man! Sorry you had to go through that. I’m not sure what is going on with BMW the past several years with all of these recalls and defects in their best cars. It’s amazing that there are those of us who still love the car but we’re not getting the respect from leadership. I wonder what a Mercedes feels like?

  • Mike Butcher February 8, 2019

    I just had the service. My motor was removed, valve seals, rear main seal, auxiliary coolant pump and battery replaced. Don’t let them tell you if parts break you will be charged. This repair takes over 70 parts. I also had some other parts replaced (Turbo coolant lines, front stabilizer links, air filters). I just paid for the parts. As long as you stay strong, this repair will really work out for you. Free oil change, antifreeze and get your other issues fixed for free.

  • Cary January 31, 2019

    I just but a 2009 750Li 2 weeks ago. It had only 86,000 miles on it. I just got into town last night to Orlando from Louisiana – 1000 miles- and the car burned up almost 1 quart of oil!!!!! I’ve never ever had this happen in any other car I’ve ever owned. I checked this car out thoroughly. All maintenance was up to date, all recall work had been completed, at idle it doesn’t smoke. So where’s the oil going??? In a few days I’m going back to Louisiana in this beautiful car and I’m going to have to carry extra oil in the trunk. I’ll definitely be trading of selling it as soon as I can. I’m officially not ever again a fan of BMW and I’ll never recommend to anyone to buy one.

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