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Mini Cooper Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT) Defect Class Action

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CONSUMER LAW GROUP has launched a Canada-wide class action lawsuit against BMW of North America LLC and BMW Canada Inc. on behalf of all persons, entities or organizations resident in Canada who purchased and/or leased a 2002 through 2006 model year MINI Cooper (R50) or a 2005 through 2008 model year MINI Convertible (R52).

The class action involves the serious and pervasive design defect with the Continuously Variable Automatic Transmissions (“CVT”) installed in certain Mini Cooper Coupe models and Mini Cooper Convertible models ("First Generation MINIs") that are prone to premature failure and cannot reasonably be repaired. BMW's failure to disclose this material fact presents a safety concern, and has caused consumers to suffer significant monetary damages.

The CVTs are prone to sudden premature failure, before the end of the useful life of the vehicle, and well before consumers reasonably expect any such failure to occur. Consumers are informed and believe that a vehicle's automatic transmission is intended and reasonably expected to last for at least ten 910) years, if not more, without the need for repair or replacement.

As a result of BMW's failure to disclose the fact that CVTs installed in First Generation MINIs were prone to unavoidable premature failure, consumers are required to spend approximately $6,000 to $9,000 (one-third to one-half of the original purchase price) to repair or replace their CVTs, or sell their vehicle without repair for a substantial loss.

Additionally, the fact that CVTs installed in First Generation MINIs were prone to sudden premature failure is material to consumers because it presents a safety issue and places the driver and passengers at risk of serious harm. When CVTs fail, they do so without warning, resulting in a complete loss of power to the drive wheels. When CVTs fail while a vehicle is moving, occupants of the vehicle are exposed to rear end collisions and other accidents caused by the driver's inability to maintain an appropriate speed.

The class action lawsuit identifies the group of affected persons as:

All current and former owners and lessees within Canada of the following vehicles ("Class Vehicle") equipped with a CVT:

•2002 through 2006 model year MINI Cooper (R50), and

•2005 through 2008 model year MINI Convertible (R52).

If you or someone you know owns or leases a 2002 through 2006 model year MINI Cooper (R50) or a 2005 through 2008 model year MINI Convertible (R52) and you wish more information on potential compensation or to be kept advised of the status of the Mini Cooper Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT) Defect Class Action or any resulting compensation resulting from Mini Cooper Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT) Defect Lawsuit in Canada, Quebec or Ontario, please provide your contact information to our law firm using the below form.

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