BMW Facing Class Action Over Water Damage Safety Risk

Law360, Chicago (May 20, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT) -- BMW of North America LLC was hit with a putative class action in California federal court Friday asserting that it concealed design defects in its X5, X3 and 5 series vehicles that allegedly cause trunk leaks and make electrical components highly susceptible to water damage, creating safety risks.

Plaintiffs Monita Sharma and Eric Anderson allege that the BMW vehicles at issue were designed so that certain vital electrical components are located in the lowest part of the cars' trunk and are therefore prone to water damage that can only be caused by the normal use of the cars. Damage of those...

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