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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