BMW Electronics Litigation
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of California and United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Case No.: 13-cv-02274, 15-cv-04889
Wexler Boley & Elgersma LLP, along with co-counsel, brought these lawsuits on behalf of California and New York consumers who allege there is a design defect in certain BMW models that leaves electrical components located in the cars’ trunk prone to water damage. The complaint states that BMW’s X5, X3, and 5-series vehicles were designed with electrical components located in the lowest part of the cars’ trunks or cargo areas. For some vehicles, the drainage system for the cars’ sunroof is located directly next to that electrical equipment at the bottom of the trunk. Due to the nature of the drain tubes’ design, they are prone to become clogged with dirt, debris, and leaves, causing them to leak water into the trunk, which damages nearby components. One named plaintiff alleges her car became inoperable while she was driving on the highway due to this design defect.
To view copies of Plaintiffs’ most recent complaints, please click here and here. If you have questions about this case or own a BMW X5, X3, or 5-series vehicle, please fill out our contact form if you would like to discuss this case with one of our attorneys.