Brightk Consulting, Inc. v. BMW of North America, LLC

United States District Court for the Central District of California

Case No. 21-CV-02063-CJC-JDE

If You Have Ever Owned Or Leased A BMW

X5 (2019-2022), X5M (2020-2022), X6 (2020-2022), X6M (2020-2022), or X7 (2019-2022)

You May Be Entitled To Benefits Under This Proposed Class Action Settlement

Class Members should begin receiving notices in late March. The online claim filing page will be opened prior to sending notices. Please continue to check the website for updates.

•  There is a proposed Settlement in a class action lawsuit against BMW of North America, LLC (“BMW NA”). This lawsuit alleges that the front cupholders in BMW X5 (2019-2022) (G05), BMW X5M (2020-2022) (F95), BMW X6 (2020-2022) (G06), BMW X6M (2020-2022) (F96), or BMW X7 (2019-2022) (G07) vehicles (together “Class Vehicles”) are permeable to spilled liquids. Thus, Plaintiff claims that if liquid spills from cups in or around the Class Vehicles’ cupholders, it may seep through the cupholders onto components below, which in turn may result in illumination of the Supplemental Restraint System (“SRS”) warning light.   

 The proposed Settlement resolves claims by current and former owners and lessees of Class Vehicles against BMW NA, the distributor of these vehicles, and BMW NA’s parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and related entities, for Out-of-Pocket Costs incurred or that may be incurred in the future due to “Eligible Repairs” (i.e. a repair performed by a BMW Center in the United States on a Class Vehicle during the “Extended Warranty Period” to address or remedy a customer complaint of an SRS warning light illumination and/or damage to other components below the cupholder caused by liquid that spilled or that otherwise seeped through the cupholder(s) on the front center console of a Class Vehicle).  

 You are covered by the Settlement if you own or lease a Class Vehicle, or previously owned or leased a Class Vehicle. The proposed Settlement provides for, among other things, a warranty extension and reimbursement of certain “Out-Of-Pocket Costs”.

Your Legal Rights and Options in This Settlement

Participate in the Settlement

If you agree with the proposed Settlement, you need not do anything to remain in the class. To receive certain benefits, however, you must file a Claim, with the required proof, as detailed herein.

Exclude Yourself

You will not be entitled to participate in the Settlement and will not receive certain Settlement benefits. 

Object / Comment

Write to the Claims Administrator and explain why you do, or do not, like the Settlement. You must remain in the class to comment in support of, or in opposition to, the Settlement. If the Court approves the Settlement and overrules your objection, you will be bound by the Settlement’s terms. You may also, but are not required to, attend the Final Approval Hearing to object to or comment on the Settlement.

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Brightk Consulting, Inc. v. BMW of North America, LLC
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PO Box 225391
New York, NY 10150-5391


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Submit Claim

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Important Dates

  • Claims Deadline

    Tuesday, August 1, 2023 You must submit your Claim Form online no later than August 1, 2023,  or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than August 1, 2023.
  • Exclusion Deadline

    Thursday, May 18, 2023 You must complete and mail your request for exclusion so that it is postmarked no later than May 18, 2023.
  • Objection Deadline

    Thursday, May 18, 2023 You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than May 18, 2023.
  • Final Approval Hearing

    Monday, September 11, 2023 The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for September 11, 2023 at 1:30 PM. Please check this website for updates.

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