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BMW Twin Turbo Settlement Under Fire

Opposition could mean massive increase in payout.

by on Mar.16, 2012

BMW wants to settle a class-action lawsuit, but a plaintiff attorney says, "Not so fast."

BMW’s efforts to settle a class action lawsuit are coming to a head in a federal court in San Francisco – but a potential last-minute roadblock could conceivably increase the maker’s cost or settling the issue by 2500%.

The class action, which has been in court for two years, alleges that an estimated 200,000 BMW vehicles equipped with twin turbo engines have a faulty high pressure fuel pump.  A hearing on the settlement is scheduled for today.

The Final Word!

The proposed class action settlement in Nguyen v. BMW of North America calls for each affected class member to receive a free replacement of the high pressure fuel pump pursuant to an ongoing recall, plus payments ranging from $50 to $400 or an $800 BMW voucher.

However, Hovanes Margarian, a Los Angeles attorney, has filed a 149 page objection to the proposed settlement.