BMW Roadster’s Alloy Wheels Crack Early, Suit Says

Law360, Chicago (May 13, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT) -- BMW of North America LLC was targeted in a putative class action in California federal court Friday alleging that the alloy wheels it used in in its BMW Z4 sports cars from model years 2007 to 2012 are prone to cracking and create a safety hazard.

Lead plaintiff Barry Jekowsky alleges that before marketing and selling the cars, BMW knew or should have known that the wheels were subject to cracking, requiring that the wheels, and often the tires, be replaced after as little as 20,000...
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