BMW Hit With NJ Class Action Over Engine Defect Claims

Law360 (July 6, 2018, 3:17 PM EDT) -- BMW of North America LLC has been slapped with a putative class action in New Jersey state court alleging the company failed to disclose a defect in certain M3 vehicles that causes "catastrophic engine failure" and increases the risk of crashes.

The rotating assembly defect involves the engine oil being contaminated with metal debris from the fracturing of the connecting rod bearings and main bearings, ultimately leading to a loss of power steering and power assistance to the braking systems, according to the complaint filed Tuesday in Bergen County Superior Court by Joselyn Urena.

"The failure of the bearings can cause...

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