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BMW Wants Another Look at 2 Series Gran Coupes

» Posted March 26, 2021Resources | Share This Post

BMW recently announced that it is recalling some 14,000 2 Series Gran Coupes whose sunroofs are not up to snuff.

A technical glitch means that sunroofs may continue to close in situations where the driver has started closing the window and then turned off or locked the ignition, CNET explains. That violates a federal regulation aimed at preventing injuries from the unintentional operation of windows and sunroofs.

“In certain cases when the sunroof is closing, it may not stop as required,” BMW said in a notice to dealers. “The sunroof software will be reprogrammed.”

The recall covers certain 228i and M235i cars from the 2020 and 2021 model years.

The catch here is that BMW says the sunroofs’ “anti-trap feature” still works on the recalled vehicles. The feature automatically stops or reverses sunroofs when they close on an object.

That is probably why BMW said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the defect.

Car Defects and Owners’ Rights in California

Although the latest BMW recall appears to be relatively minor, millions of vehicles are called back each year because of serious defects that pose real safety hazards on the road.

In 2017, for example, BMW recalled 1 million vehicles because of a crankcase ventilation valve heater that the company said could cause engine fires. BMW announced a year later that it was also recalling charging cords for the company’s entire fleet of electric vehicles, explaining that they could cause shocks or fires when used to power up cars. 

Car owners and lessors in California have some valuable rights and protections when it comes to malfunctioning vehicles. 

The state’s lemon law requires carmakers to perform a variety of repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. The law also forces the manufacturer to buy back - or, in some cases, replace - vehicles that the company will not or cannot fix.

Because there is no specific number of repair requests or attempts that must be made before the buyback-or-replace requirement kicks in, it is important to consult an experienced lemon law attorney. The law requires the manufacturer to pick up the tab for legal fees that you incur while enforcing your rights. 

Speak with a Los Angeles Lemon Law Attorney

If you are a car owner or lessor who has been stuck with a lemon, an experienced Los Angeles lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help. A lawyer can work with you to explore your rights and options and ensure that the carmaker is held fully accountable.

Our firm has represented hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases in L.A. and across the state. We help the people we represent get the compensation they deserve by holding car makers responsible.

Our offices are conveniently located in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco.  Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a Los Angeles lemon law attorney today.


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