BMW Hid Mini Cooper Transmission Defect: Suit

Law360, New York (November 30, 2011, 2:19 PM EST) -- A Mini Cooper owner launched a putative class action in New Jersey federal court last week, alleging BMW of North America LLC concealed a defect in the transmission of certain Mini vehicles that caused them to prematurely and unexpectedly break down.

Despite knowing and even issuing bulletins to only its dealers acknowledging that the continuously variable transmission in 2002 through 2006 Mini and 2005 through 2008 Mini Convertible vehicles contained dangerous design and manufacturing flaws, BMW hid this problem from its customers and failed to offer...
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