BMW owners, if you’ve experienced a messy cup holder disaster due to spillages of beverages triggering the SRS light – then it’s time to rejoice.
BMW has agreed to a class action settlement regarding warning lights that may erroneously illuminate due to liquid spills in cup holders in its vehicles.
The settlement benefits current and former owners and lessees of BMW X5, X5M, X6, X6M, or X7 vehicles manufactured from 2019 to 2022.
This is good news for affected drivers as BMW will be providing reimbursements and other relief depending on which BMW model you own.
Read on as we explain all the details of this important ruling so that you can determine whether or not your vehicle qualifies for compensation.
Owners Allege BMW Cup Holders Have Known Defect
Plaintiffs in the lawsuit alleged that supplemental restraint system (SRS) warning lights can turn on inaccurately in BMW vehicles if liquid spills from cups in vehicle cup holders.
Owners alleged this defect is caused buy a defect in the design of the cup holders. BMW has not admitted to any wrongdoing, but has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to resolve the allegations.
BMW has not admitted any wrongdoing, however has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to resolve the allegations.
Class members can receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs and eligible cup holder-related repairs, as well as extended warranty coverage for seven years or 75,000 miles.
To be eligible for benefits, class members must submit a valid claim form by August 1, 2023, and provide proof of purchase.
Status of the BMW Cup Holder Class Action Lawsuit
The deadline for settlement claims is August 1st 2023, and the final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for August 7, 2023.
The case: Brightk Consulting Inc., et al. v. BMW of North America LLC, Case No. 21-CV-02063-CJC-JDE, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has been granted preliminary approval of the settlement.
BMW Models Affected
The following BMW models below are affected by this settlement:
- 2019-2022 BMW X5
- 2020-2022 BMW X5M
- 2020-2022 BMW X6
- 2020-2022 BMW X6M
- 2019-2022 BMW X7
How to Submit Your Claim for Settlement Benefits?
If you own a BMW vehicle affected by this settlement, please submit your claim here.
Questions About This Settlement?
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