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I'm sure a few have heard of this on other forums, but figured it might apply to someone here. There is a class action lawsuit being prepared against BMW for S65 rod bearing failures. Since the suspected mechanism and associated parts are the same as the S85, the legal firm is seeking owners who experienced engine failure or similar as a result of spun rod bearings.

Initially, from what I've heard, the filing was made in NJ, but the plaintiff in CA so BMW filed motion to dismiss. The firm is seeking owners from all states in the US who have experienced this.

Will post contact info as soon as I have an email address.
 

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Wow. Good luck. I hope they can pull it off. Do you have to a first owner, or does it also apply to buyers of second hand cars who bought from BMW?
 

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I hope this goes somewhere. Maybe we can get a better replacement for our S85's that haven't spun yet.
 

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Wait so doe that mean a recall or just money for the people with blown motors? The rod bearings are the main reason I have my car up for sale.
 

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Very early to tell any of that. My guess is found in favor of plaintiff, it might be similar to the Mini timing belt chain tensioner class action that just came in the mail for my wife's '09 Clubman. It pays restitution for parts and labor for changing the tensioner prior to failure.

Again, all very early in the process to really answer anything.
 

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They'll probably pay you out for that acg. Like the battery terminal repair.
That would be great in a real world but we shall see as I have seen a few of these class action lawsuits on other models and they go nowhere.
 
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Definitely hope this pans out. I'm still traumatized from my engine failure almost exactly 3 years ago (Mar 16, 2013 - it's etched in memory).


We should talk to Troy and have him reach out to all his customers. Just talked to him a couple days ago and he had just sold the 200th engine and I'm sure the majority of those buyers had rod bearing issues.
 

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:New bag of popcorn in microwave:

will be following intently

We should talk to Troy and have him reach out to all his customers. Just talked to him a couple days ago and he had just sold the 200th engine and I'm sure the majority of those buyers had rod bearing issues.
Definitely do this! Troy is one of the main if not the major player in this who can provide real world numbers/data to support the case.
 

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