BMW Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Dangerous Battery Defect

BMW is being sued in California’s federal court over allegedly dangerous battery systems installed in their hybrid vehicles. The class-action lawsuit, filed December 3, 2020, is seeking buy-back refunds under California’s Lemon Law, damages, and a legal injunction.

The Case Against BMW

Vehicle owners throughout California claim that BMW sold them hybrid cars with unreasonably dangerous battery systems which are at risk of catching fire. The lawsuit alleges that these battery systems were corrupted by debris during the manufacturing process and that BMW was aware of the issue at the time.

As of yet, there is no permanent fix for the problem; BMW has advised that consumers should not charge their vehicles or use the paddle shifters, manual mode, or sport mode. The legal injunction that this lawsuit is seeking would prevent BMW from continuing to sell affected vehicles until a solution is found.

Which Vehicles Are Included in This Lawsuit?

This class-action lawsuit includes 10 models from BMW’s hybrid line, including:

  • 2020-2021 BMW 530e
  • 2020-2021 BMW 530e xDrive
  • 2020-2021 BMW 530e iPerformance
  • 2020-2021 BMW X3 xDrive30e
  • 2020-2021 MINI Cooper Countryman All4 SE
  • 2020 BMW i8
  • 2021 BMW 330e
  • 2021 BMW 330e xDrive
  • 2021 BMW 745Le xDrive
  • 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e

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