About the Lawsuit
The lawsuits say that BMW engaged in deceptive conduct and breached their warranties by failing to tell owners that vehicles equipped with a Continuously Variable Automatic Transmissions (CVT) are defective and prone to failure.
BMW continues to deny the defects (surprise, surprise) but the good news is they agreed to provide refunds to those who have had to repair or replace their CVT transmissions.
About the Settlement
If you had the CVT repaired or replaced at a MINI or BMW dealership, you'll have a 3 year/500,000 mile parts warranty from the date/mileage of the repair or replacement. There are additional settlement terms and for a detailed breakdown you can visit www.MiniCVTSettlement.com.
A final approval hearing is scheduled for April 28, 2014. If you haven't already, visit www.MiniCVTSettlement.com for more information on how to file a claim.
Actions You Can Take
This step is crucial, don't just complain on forums! The sites below will actively manage your complaints and turn them into useful statistics. Both CarComplaints.com and the CAS will report dangerous trends to the authorities and are often called upon by law firms for help with Class Action lawsuits. Make sure to file your complaint on all three sites, we can't stress that enough.
Step 1: File Your Complaint at CarComplaints.com
CarComplaints.com is a free site dedicated to uncovering problem trends and informing owners about potential issues with their cars. Major class action law firms use this data when researching cases. Add a Complaint
Step 2: Notify the Center for Auto Safety
The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) is a pro-consumer organization that researches auto safety issues & often compels the US government to do the right thing through lobbying & lawsuits. Notify the CAS
Step 3: Report a Safety Concern to NHTSA
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the US agency with the authority to conduct vehicle defect investigations & force recalls. Their focus is on safety-related issues. Report to NHTSA