BMW Timing Chain and Oil Pump Drive Chain Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft and BMW of North America, LLC are settling a class action claiming that the timing chain or oil pump drive chain in certain BMW vehicles is defective. If these items fail, the complaint alleged, it could lead to sudden engine failure and loss of power.

Docket Number:

2:17-cv-07386

Company: BMW

Filing Deadline: March 18, 2021

Objection Deadline: January 19, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: January 19, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: February 16, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

You will have to provide various proofs, such as proof of ownership of the vehicle in question. See the claim form for a complete list.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a person or entity in the US, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, who is a current or former owner or lessee of certain US-specification BMW vehicles bought, leased, registered, and operated in the US, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The vehicles at issue are listed below:

2012-2015 X1 SAV
2013-2015 X3 SAV
2015 X4 SAV
2012-2015 Z4
2014-2015 228i Coupe, Convertible
2012-2015 320i Sedan
2012-2015 328i Sedan, Sports Wagon, Gran Turismo
2014-2015 428i Coupe, Convertible, Gran Coupe
2012-2015 528i Sedan

Note that not all vehicles of these makes and models have the defective parts and that eligibility will also depend on production date ranges.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Full or partial reimbursement of costs for repairing and replacing a failed timing chain module, a failed oil pump drive chain module, and/or a failed engine id damaged due to failure of the timing chain or oil pump drive chain, per VIN and per owner/lessee, provided the failure occurred before the effective date of this settlement, and before eight years or 100,000 miles of the vehicle’s in-service date, and depending on whether repairs were done at a BMW service center or by a third-party. For details, see Item 6 in the Notice at https://timingchainmodulesettlement.com/Portals/0/Document%20Files/7080_Gelis%20v%20BMW_Notice_v8.pdf?ver=2020-12-04-095009-000.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Up to $1,500,000 in total

Law Firms:
Kantrowitz GoldHamer & Graifman PC
Law Offices of Thomas P. Sobran
Nagel Rice

Claim Form: BMW Timing Chain and Oil Pump Drive Chain Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Gelis, et al. v. Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft and BMW of North America, LLC

Settlement Website: BMW Timing Chain and Oil Pump Drive Chain Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Gelis Claims Administrator
c/o Rust Consulting – 7080
PO Box 14
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0014
(866) 411-6985

Tags: Defective Automobile, Timing Chain System, oil pump drive chain system