BMW i3 REx

DEFENDANT NAME: BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC and BMW AG
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CASE NUMBER: 8:16-cv-00966
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COURT: U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Southern Division
STATUS: Active
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DATE FILED: 05/26/16
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1-888-381-2889 bmwi3@hbsslaw.com

Own or Lease a 2014-2016 BMW i3 REx?

You may be entitled to compensation for a serious safety defect.
Lawsuit filed. You have rights. Act now »

Hagens Berman is representing BMW owners in a national 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.

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 design defect in an engine feature meant to extend the cars’ range. 2014 to 2016 BMW i3 REx models contain 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.

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

If you own a 2014-2016 BMW i3 REx, act now.
Contact us to find out more about this issue and your consumer rights against BMW.


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