BMW Demo Vehicle Class Action Settlement
You are a member if you are an individual who, between Sept. 28, 2006 and Oct. 6, 2014, were the initial retail purchasers of a BMW sales demo vehicle or service demo vehicle that was identified in the sales contract as “new” and were not informed that the vehicle was a sales demo or service demo vehicle whose warranty started running prior to purchase.
This settlement offers class members a guarantee extension as well as reimbursement for any prior expenses for repairs or service that would have been covered by BMW’s new vehicle guarantee
Warranty Extension: A one-time, three-month extension on the remainder of the vehicle warranty’s time period, from 51 to 54 months from the vehicle’s in-service date. The warranty extension benefits will be subject to a 55,000 mile limitation.
Reimbursement for Past Expenses: A 100 percent reimbursement for repair expenses that were within the scope of the BMW New Passenger Limited Vehicle Warranty.
Proof of Purchase
To obtain a warranty extension, Class Members must provide (1) a copy of the dated vehicle sales agreement identifying the vehicle as “new” containing the VIN, and (2) an affirmation by the Class Member that they were not informed the vehicle was a sales demo whose warranty had started running.
To obtain reimbursement for past expenses, a Class Member must provide evidence that he or she (1) was the original purchaser of a BMW vehicle; (2) on or after Sept. 28, 2006 and before Oct. 6, 2014; (3) that was identified in the contract of sale as “new”; (4) was not informed that the vehicle was a sales demo vehicle whose warranty had started running; and (5) paid for warranty repairs within 54 months (and less than 55,000 miles) from the in-service date at the time of repair. Appropriate proof will consist of:
- A copy of the dated vehicle sales agreement identifying the vehicle as “new” containing the VIN;
- An affirmation that the Class Member was not informed that the vehicle was a sales demo whose warranty had started running; and
- Documentation demonstrating the nature of the repair, the cost of the repair, the date of the repair, the VIN, and the vehicle’s mileage at the time of repair.
Saini v. BMW of North America LLC,
Case No. 2:12-cv-06105-CCC-MF
District Court for the District of New Jersey
The lawsuit alleges that BMW of North America did not inform certain customers that they had purchased a vehicle considered a sales demo or service car the limited warranty of these cars began running before the purchase. According to the plaintiffs they were told that the vehicles would have a new car warranty
BMW denies the allegations but has agreed to settle to avoid the expenses associated with a trial
Saini v. BMW NA Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 43330
Providence, RI 02940-3330