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 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.