2021 BMW 430i owner says their vehicle should have LED cornering lights.
May 30, 2021 – A class action lawsuit filed by BMW alleges that the 2021 BMW 430i and 2021 BMW 430i xDrive vehicles have LED headlights issues.
According to the lawsuit, the LED headlights are supposed to be “cornering lights” to help BMW drivers when cornering at night.
The plaintiff, who has filed the lawsuit, alleges that the 2021 BMW 430i and 430i xDrive vehicles would be marketed and sold as equipped with LED cornering lights, even though the vehicles did not in fact have cornering lights.
“According to BMW, a cornering light serves as an ‘additional source of brightness in dark corners. They are activated when the front wheels are turned, increase visibility in corners and illuminate otherwise hidden objects such as curbs or street signs.'” – BMW-Klasse Klage
The BMW lawsuit alleges that the LED cornering lights are being marketed as a safety feature for the vehicles and that drivers may rely on the cornering lights when they are not there.
In the BMW class action, the Monroney stickers (window stickers) for the 2021 BMW 430i and 430i xDrive vehicles are classified as particularly safe. And according to the plaintiff, the cornering lights are listed in the “Safety and Protection” section of the window stickers.
BMW’s class action lawsuit was filed after Florida plaintiff Garry Porter Jr. received a letter from the automaker.
The plaintiff bought a 2021 BMW 430i in December 2020, believing the vehicle was equipped with LED cornering headlights. However, in January 2021, the plaintiff received the BMW letter saying his vehicle had no cornering lights.
In contrast to the window sticker, the BMW vehicle is equipped with standard LED headlights and not with the cornering lights listed on the window sticker.
The class action lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff contacted BMW in April about the lack of function for cornering lights. However, the plaintiff said: “BMW refused to help him.”
The plaintiff says its LED headlights do not deliver the advertised and promised brightness around dark corners.
BMW designed and manufactured the vehicles and supposedly knew or should have known that the 2021 BMW 430i and BMW 430i xDrive vehicles did not include LED cornering headlights.
The BMW class action lawsuit has been filed in the US District Court for the New Jersey District: Garry Porter, Jr., v. BMW of North America, LLC.
The plaintiff is represented by Miller Shah LLP.