Own or Lease a 2014-2016 BMW i3 REx? Your vehicle may have a serious safety defect.

Case Status
Active
Court
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Southern Division
Case Number
8:16-cv-00966
Defendant(S)
BMW of North America, LLC
BMW AG
File Date

Hagens Berman is representing BMW owners in a multi-state class-action lawsuit, following reports that BMW’s i3 REx model electric cars contain a defect that causes them to suddenly and without warning lose speed and power mid-drive, putting drivers and passengers at risk of crash and injury.

The firm is seeking recovery on behalf of consumers who purchased or leased BMW i3 REx vehicles in nine states before May 17, 2016: California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington.

ABOUT THE BMW I3 REX DEFECT

According to news reports, BMW’s i3 REx line of electric cars can unexpectedly lose power and drop to dangerously low speeds due to a safety defect in an engine feature meant to extend the cars’ range. 2014 to 2016 BMW i3 REx models have a “range extender” feature that switches on a small gasoline generator when the car’s battery is low on charge.

Investigations show that when the battery is low and the generator is engaged, power to the drive engines is drastically reduced, causing a dramatic drop in vehicle performance. This makes i3 REx drivers unable to maintain a normal, safe speed, and this sudden loss of power and speed can create a serious safety risk when the vehicle is being operated on a highway or freeway, is going uphill, has multiple passengers or heavy cargo.

YOUR CONSUMER RIGHTS

Hagens Berman believes that BMW has concealed this defect, and we believe BMW should be held responsible for its actions. Consumers deserve better.

Contact us if you own a 2014-2016 BMW i3 REx purchased or leased new between May 2014 and May 2016 to find out more about this issue and your consumer rights against BMW.

Case Timeline
Description

The court is currently reviewing Hagens Berman’s motion for class certification.

Case Status
Date
Description

California Class Certified

Case Status
Date
Title
Case Dismissal Under Appeal
Description

On Mar. 17, 2021, after certifying the class, the Court dismissed the claims brought by the class. Hagens Berman is currently appealing the dismissal and intends to continue to fight for consumers’ rights against BMW. We believe the certified class of BMW owners have merit and deserve compensation.

Date

CASE TIMELINE

Case Dismissal Under Appeal

On Mar. 17, 2021, after certifying the class, the Court dismissed the claims brought by the class. Hagens Berman is currently appealing the dismissal and intends to continue to fight for consumers’ rights against BMW. We believe the certified class of BMW owners have merit and deserve compensation.

California Class Certified

The court is currently reviewing Hagens Berman’s motion for class certification.

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