German automaker Bavarian Motor Works, or BMW produces high-end luxury automobiles with a high sticker price. While “The Ultimate Driving Machine” touts the exceptional style and performance of its vehicles, all too often California consumers have suffered through repeated engine, mechanical, electronic, and safety defects in their Beemers. As a result of its design and manufacturing shortcomings, the German automaker has been forced to issue numerous recalls and service bulletins over the years to attempt to correct its vehicles’ issues. If you own or lease a defective BMW that the dealer has been unable or unwilling to repair, you should contact our experienced lemon law attorney to help make things right, at no cost to you: (833) LEMON-FIRM.
CCA is a premier consumer advocacy practice serving clients throughout California. Well-versed in the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (the lemon law), we have a proven track record of pursuing successful lemon law claims against all of the major automakers, including BMW. We are keenly aware that owning or leasing a BMW is a significant investment. As such, consumers have a right to expect their vehicles to perform up to the standards advertised by BMW. If your BMW didn’t meet your expectations, and you consult CCA’s attorneys, you can rest assured we will fight hard for you to obtain just compensation. Best of all, you will pay no attorney’s fees – under the Song-Beverly Act, BMW picks up the tab for its customers if it sells them a lemon.
Our winning legal team has successfully handled hundreds of lemon law claims throughout the state of California. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to a replacement vehicle or a refund. If we can show that BMW willfully violated California’s lemon law, you may also be awarded civil damages of up to two times the purchase price of the vehicle. We invite you to our BMW lemon law attorneys today for a free consultation.
Common BMW Problems
BMW models such as the 7-Series, 5-Series, “i” Series, “X” Series Sports Utility Vehicles, and other coupes, sedans and convertibles, have experienced rampant defects, including:
- Engine malfunctions;
- Oil leaks;
- Electrical problems;
- Faulty coolant systems;
- Rear disc brake problems;
- Check engine lights;
- Fuel pump defects;
- Power braking system leaks;
- Airbag defects; and
Given that BMWs are high-performance, luxury vehicles, repair costs can be exorbitant. At CCA-The Lemon Firm, we believe that consumers should not be stuck with a repair bill for a defective BMW. We leverage our knowledge of consumer warranty laws and the technical nuances of modern vehicles to effectively enforce your rights.
Do I have a valid BMW lemon law claim?
To be considered a lemon, your BMW’s defects must have been covered under the manufacturer’s warranty; however, not every defect is sufficient to qualify for coverage by the California lemon law. Minor issues, such as a defective glove compartment lights, though expensive to repair in a BMW, are not sufficient to establish a lemon law claim. In addition, the dealer must be given a reasonable number of attempts to repair the defect. Critically, the California lemon law does not require that defects be repeated in order for a vehicle to qualify for repurchase.
If your BMW has been in for repeated repairs or out of service for an aggregate period of 30 days or more, you may have a valid lemon law claim. When you contact the attorneys at CCA-TheLemonFirm.com, we will assess your claim, free of charge, and work to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Recent BMW Recalls
Through the years, BMW has issued a number of recalls:
- In October 2019, BMW announced the recall of more than 250,000 vehicles for backover concerns. The backup camera display settings can be changed so that the rearview camera shuts off when the vehicle is in Reverse, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries. The recall affects a wide range of model year 2018-2020 vehicles. Dealers have been instructed to update the backup camera software, free of charge.
- In April 2019, BMW recalled over 184,000 model year 2006 3-Series, 5-Series, and Z4 vehicles over concerns that an electrical short could lead to an auto fire. The problem was attributed to production irregularities in the heating element for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve. Dealers were instructed to replace the PCV heater.
- 2011-2014 BMW X5 and X6 vehicles – The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) worked in conjunction with BMW automaker to announce a recall of 122,000 SUVs because of an issue with the front driveshaft’s universal joint. The joint was susceptible to water and debris entering. If this occurred, the excess wear could lead to failure in the joint. When this happens, the front wheels can’t be driven which dramatically affects handling and traction. There was a heightened risk of crash and damage to other car components as well.
- 2010-2017 four and six-cylinder diesel models – 480,000 diesel BMWs were recalled because of the coolant leak that led to fires. This number grew to 1.6 million vehicles worldwide. The leak occurred from the exhaust gas recirculation module, which is part of the vehicle’s emissions reduction system. When this leak combined with soot and high temperatures, it led to the possibility of fire.
Contact Our Experienced Los Angeles BMW Lemon Law Attorneys
If your BMW has been in for multiple repairs or out of service for 30 days or more while under the manufacturer’s warranty, you may be entitled to significant compensation. The best way to enforce your consumer rights is to contact CCA-TheLemonFirm.com. Our experienced lemon law attorneys have the skills and resources to hold BMW accountable. We will leverage our negotiating skills to help you obtain a refund or replacement vehicle, and our trial attorneys may be able to help you recover civil damages through a lawsuit. Backed by a proven track record of success in lemon law claims, you can trust us to fight to win. The sooner you contact our attorneys, the sooner we can get started on your BMW lemon law claim.
We invite you to contact CCA today for a free consultation: (833) LEMON-FIRM.