Class Action Lawsuit on Defective BMW Engines
The MINI Cooper Class Action lawsuit was first filed back in April of 2021 against multiple defendants, namely, Bayerischer Motoren Werke A.M. Co. d/b/a BMW Canada Inc. and BMW Germany, the largest car manufacturers in the world.
MINI Cooper Class Action Lawsuit
The complaint alleges that the defendant’s failure to disclose the presence of defective cars in their production/production facilities, which caused those cars to be placed in high-risk positions and cause damages, constitutes deliberate and intentional misconduct.
The class action suit further charges that defendants did not take reasonable steps to prevent these accidents or to properly train their employees in safe driving practices. The complaint further charges that defendants knew or should have known that their vehicle power steering systems were dangerous.
This is particularly significant because as noted in the complaint, power steering was a relatively new feature on BMWs when they were manufactured and put on the cars by unlicensed outside workers, some of whom had no experience working with the machinery. As a result of these factors, many of the injuries that currently occur in BMW vehicle accidents in the United States, as well as all of the deaths that have occurred, could have been prevented if the defendants had simply maintained proper supervision of their power steering machines.
Currently, as indicated above, the Class Action lawsuit targets both the BMW manufacturer and its power steering division, but the complaint also targets a number of other manufacturers, including MAN, Nissan, and Ford.
Among the Class Action lawsuit plaintiffs are individual injured drivers who believe they were injured as a result of being exposed to dangerous emissions from power steering machines. The complaint further claims that another contributing factor to the increased likelihood of fatalities and serious injuries is that many automobile manufacturers fail to properly inform consumers about the presence of potentially dangerous defect in their vehicles.
According to the complaint, many BMW drivers have experienced firsthand that an improperly installed power steering system can be very dangerous, even when controlled by a properly trained driver. As a result of these and other concerns, the Class Action lawsuit is seeking monetary compensation for the injuries, health damages, and property damage suffered by the Class Action lawsuit plaintiffs.
Now let’s address the issues raised by the Class Action lawsuit that relates to the timing chain involved in BMW vehicles.
According to the Class Action lawsuit, once a car manufacturer installs an approved power steering system, such system must remain in working order at all times so that power steering can be properly administered. If such servicing and maintenance do not take place, then the power steering system can become defective at any time during the life of the car warranty, which is an extended warranty. In this regard, the BMW manufacturers have been instructed to timely maintain their cars so that the cars do not lose their Class Action lawsuit immunity.
Needless to say, the Class Action lawsuit targets the BMW manufacturer and its power steering division, but that is only one of the Class Action lawsuit targets.
In fact, the Class Action lawsuit targets every manufacturer and engine dealer engaged in selling power steering systems in the United States. Why? Because these manufacturers have been instructed to engage in Class Action lawsuits only when they have failed to deliver on their promises to consumers and to have implemented proper safety features and equipment. For example, the Class Action lawsuit alleges that the BMW manufacturers have engaged in deceptive business practices by concealing the fact that the power steering system is inherently dangerous and by failing to warn consumers of the hazards associated with the improper use of such power steering system.
The Class Action lawsuit further charges that the BMW manufacturers have engaged in conduct that violates the Federal Energy Consumer Protection Act as well as the Clean Air Act as it relates to the design, manufacturing, and sale of their power steering systems.
On a related note, one of the objectives of the Class Action lawsuit is to force BMW to modify their defective engines in a way that fixes the problems with the engines while providing a ‘clean’ engine.
In other words, the Class Action lawsuit seeks to have BMW recall their vehicles to include a safety feature wherein the engine will be fitted with a ballast that will reduce the risk of engine failure. The Class Action lawsuit also seeks to have BMW permanently banned from selling cars with engine defects. This Class Action lawsuit is a direct result of the injuries and deaths that have occurred as a result of BMW engines.