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A BMW M3 engine failure lawsuit has been filed alleging the M3 S65 engine can fail due to metal debris from the connecting rod bearings.
The BMW M3 S65 engine failure class-action lawsuit includes current and former owners and lessees for model years 2008-2013. The lawsuit alleges the BMW M3 engines fail due to defective rotating assemblies, including the connecting rod bearings, main bearings, connecting rod side clearance and insufficient engine lubrication.
The plaintiffs claim when the connecting rod bearings and main bearings start to fail, metal debris from the bearings is circulated in the oil throughout the engine.
According to the BMW M3 owners, the rotating assembly is a safety risk due to the failure of the bearings that can cause total engine failure. The plaintiffs say the engine can fail while driving and at any speed due to the bearings not having enough lubrication.
In particular, the vehicle’s hydraulic power steering is driven directly by the rotating assemblies of the engine and a failure of the engine rotating assembly will cause a complete loss of power steering. The plaintiffs also claim the alleged defect will cause a loss of power braking.
According to the M3 engine lawsuit, BMW has concealed the alleged rotating assembly problems even when the symptoms made it clear what the problems were.
The plaintiffs say even though the automaker knows about the alleged rotating assembly through complaints, information from dealers and internal records, BMW refuses to order a recall. In addition, the plaintiffs complain BMW has never offered free repairs or offered to reimburse customers who have blown money on repairs.
Calling BMW’s business practices unfair, deceptive and fraudulent, the M3 engine lawsuit says if consumers would have known about the alleged defects, the cars would have never been purchased or leased. The plaintiffs claim as the number of engine complaints increased, BMW was forced to admit the engines had problems.
The BMW M3 engine failure lawsuit was filed in the District of New Jersey, Newark Division – Afzal v. BMW of North America (case no.: 2:15-cv- 08009).