Class Eligibility

The District Court has conditionally certified a class that includes all residents of the United States (including Puerto Rico) who currently own or lease, or who previously owned or leased, a “Class Vehicle.” A Class Vehicle is any MINI R55, R56, R57, R58, R59, and R60 vehicle, made for sale and/or lease in the U.S. market, with a production date between October 2006 through November 2012, and that was sold or leased to the Class Member who registered and operated the vehicle in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Estimated Amount

Up to $500

This settlement provides reimbursement for prior expenses associated with repairs to the water pump or repair and/or replacement of the water pump

Proof of Purchase


If you are requesting reimbursement you must present proof of payment

Case Name

Herremans v. BMW of North America, LLC
Civil Number: 14-cv-02363-GW-PJW
District Court for the Central District of California

Case Summary

The operative complaint alleges that the original water pump in the Class Vehicles with thermo-plastic housing (MINI Part No. 11 51 7 550 484) is defective because it is prone to leaking and failure. The lawsuit asserts claims against the authorized United States distributor of MINI vehicles, BMW of North America, LLC (“MINI”) for (1) violation of California Civil Code § 1750 et seq. (“CLRA”), (2) violation of California Business & Professions Code § 17200 et seq. (“UCL”), and (3) for fraud.

MINI has expressly denied and continues to deny all charges of wrongdoing or liability against it arising out of the allegations and claims asserted in the lawsuit, including that the Class Vehicles or their water pumps are defective. MINI has vigorously resisted the lawsuit’s allegations and claims and has asserted and continues to assert defenses to those claims.

Settlement Pool





Herremans v. BMW of North America, LLC Settlement
c/o Rust Consulting
P.O. Box 14557
Des Moines, IA 50306-3557

6 responses to “Mini Cooper Water Pump Class Action Settlement”

  1. William cervantes says:

    I own 2007 Mini Cooper s water pump failed after only 70000 miles that should not have happened for brand name car BMW

  2. Bryan Smith says:

    I own a 2011 Mini Cooper. In September, 2017, with just 50,000 miles my water pump has failed. While my engine model fits the defective part, apparently the suit has closed and I can no longer receive $500.00.

    ADMIN – Hi Bryan,

    You are correct. You are not eligible as the deadline has passed.

  3. Wendy Bailey says:

    I just had to have my Mini Cooper water pump replaced at 60K miles. How can I receive some help for this if the deadline was October 2016?

    ADMIN – Hi Wendy,

    You can’t. That is the purpose of a deadline.

  4. SHEILAH A EATON says:

    I sent everything in within the deadline. I had receipts showing almost 7k in repairs due to the faulty water pump. I never received payment and I am unable to reach anyone-the number above is disconnected and rust consulting will not publish a phone number or reply to an email. This seems like fraud and I am so sick of fraud.
    Sheilah Eaton

    ADMIN – Hi Sheila,

    Google search tells me that the number for Rust consulting is (507) 333-4300

  5. don says:

    could not the deadline be extended? or any car under 84k?

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Sorry, but there’s been a misunderstanding.  Please note that we ( are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this case. We only post opportunities for potential Class Members of various settlements on this website. If you want to file a claim, please follow the claims link above. Please also check the settlement website for any updates on the issue moving forward, and/or contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are provided above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

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