Known as a German manufacturer of luxury cars and motorcycles, BMW was originally founded to produce aircraft engines and stayed in business post World War I with the production of farm equipment and railway brakes. This multinational company is often referred to as a “beemer” or “bimmer” in English. Their image as a world-class brand means that they produce a high level of luxury cars and technology.
Despite the high price tag, the BMW vehicle is subject to issues. If after repair attempts without a reasonable resolution your vehicle is still faulty, it may be deemed a lemon. This would entitle the owner to potential protective measures under the Federal and California laws. Should you live in the Oakland Alameda County area of California, please contact our office to discuss your situation.
Common BMW Defects
Even luxury vehicles experience extensive defects. Below are some of the most common for BMW:
- Electronic issues with the AC and wipers as the result of wiring problems
- Faulty hose in the power steering causing leaks
- Door locks
- Engine part replacement
- Coolant leaks
BMW has recalled numerous vehicles in the course of its history. The 2008-2012 BMW 1 Series coupe and convertible was recalled due to a stalling issue from faulty cables. The BMW 4 Series recalled several vehicles due to power brake assist loss. Most recently, BMW recalled several S6 sDrive series vehicles because their rear spoiler could detach during driving to cause an accident.
If you live in the Oakland Alameda County of California and believe that any of these situations may apply to your vehicle, there may be relief available. Through both Federal and California State law there is compensation available with the purchase of a lemon vehicle. Contact Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP for additional information about how to proceed.