Anyone who owns or leases a 2009–2013 BMW X5 or 2009–2011 BMW 335d diesel vehicle.
What’s Going On?
BMW has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging certain BWM diesel vehicles were installed with “defeat devices” to cheat emissions tests. It is believed the cars can emit up to 27 times the legal limit of nitrous oxide.
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Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from anyone who owns or leases a 2009–2013 BMW X5 or 2009–2011 BMW 335d diesel vehicle.
A class action lawsuit has been filed alleging the cars are installed with “defeat devices” to cheat emissions testing. Read on to learn more and fill out the form on this page if you’d like to find out how you may be able to participate in the litigation.
What Does the Lawsuit Say About Diesel Emissions?
The lawsuit claims that BMW misled consumers into believing the vehicles are “environmentally friendly” when, in reality, the cars emit nitrous oxide at levels up to 27 times the legal limit. To make matters worse, the suit continues, BMW knowingly installed software that allowed the cars to pass emissions testing despite emitting illegal limits of nitrous oxide in real world driving.
According to independent testing, BMW’s diesel vehicles emit nitrous oxide in patterns similar to the vehicles involved in Volkswagen’s 2015 emissions scandal. In highway driving, the lawsuit claims, emissions could reach up to 20 times the legal limit, while, in city driving, the cars’ emissions could reach up to 27 times the legal limit. When the vehicles were tested on a device that simulates driving for the purpose of emissions testing, however, the cars’ emissions were found to be within the legal limit, the case alleges.
Drivers paid a premium price for vehicles that were advertised as the having good fuel economy, excellent on-road performance and low emissions. For instance, the 2009 BMW X5 with the 3.0L diesel engine went for $3,700 more than its gasoline equivalent. A class action lawsuit could help drivers get back the money they spent for cars that were potentially falsely advertised and punish BMW for allegedly installing defeat devices in its vehicles.
To learn more about the class action lawsuit against BMW and how you may be able to join in on the litigation, please contact an attorney in your area.