December 27, 2020 — A BMW water pump lawsuit settlement has been reached between vehicle owners and BMW in a class action that alleges the coolant pumps are defective and cause sudden engine failures in these vehicles.
BMW denies there are defects in the vehicles and denies all allegations in the class action. But the automaker says it will settle because of the high cost and time required for continued litigation. Coolant Pump For Car
According to the proposed agreement, any BMW customer who spent money to replace one failed BMW original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coolant pump and if also damaged, one BMW OEM thermostat may be eligible for reimbursement. The reimbursement applies to one vehicle per owner/lessee during the earlier of the first 7 years or 84,000 miles in service.
However, there are conditions to meet.
A customer must provide proof by submitting the following documentation.
BMW does not warrant or guarantee any repairs performed at third-party repair shops or using non-OEM parts.
The BMW water pump lawsuit settlement also has several exclusions from reimbursements based on what caused the coolant pump to fail.
On the effective date of the lawsuit settlement, the limited warranty period for the water pump will be extended from 4 years/50,000 miles to 7 years/84,000 miles, whichever comes first.
BMW does not warrant any non-OEM or used replacement parts, nor does BMW warrant repairs performed at third-party (non-BMW authorized) repair shops.
Attorneys for vehicle owners are expected to receive $900,000.
The BMW water pump lawsuit final approval hearing is scheduled for February 18, 2021.
The BMW water pump lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey: Oliver, et al v. Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft, et al.
The plaintiffs are represented by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC, and Thomas P. Sobran, Esq.
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