Mini Cooper Cold Start Knocking Class Action Settlement Info! 2007 2008 2009 2010

Finally a Mini Cooper Timing Chain Knock Settlement is here!

Post in constant Update status.  Please come back and check for updates.

A serious issue has come up in the Mini Cooper world.  Mini Cooper Drivers around the U.S. and world have been reporting a strange knocking/rubbing noise coming from the engine compartment for the year 2007+ Mini Cooper.  From the misc dealer repair details it appears to be a issue with the timing chain and tensioner system.  It also appears the without being fixed the car will eventually have a timing chain failure and possible motor destruction.  BMW/Mini know what the problem is however is failing to come up with or acknowledge a permanent solution.  Action has finally been taken and a class action lawsuit is in process!

Is there a Mini Cooper Class action for a Loud Knocking Diesel sound In the Second Generation Mini Cooper?

YES!

Please Check the below site in order to be added to the class action lawsuit!  This is time sensitive so act fast!!

 

TimingChainSettlement.com!

 

Accourding to the website here is the Settlement Benefit Summary!

The following description of the settlement benefits is set out in its entirety in the Settlement Agreement, a copy of which is on file with the Court and can be found on the Key Dates/Docs page. Any capitalized or defined terms have the meaning provided in the Settlement Agreement.

 

    1. WARRANTY EXTENSION FOR COVERED PARTS(“Covered Parts” means timing-chain tensioner; sealing ring; timing chain; guide rail; tensioner rail; sliding rail; sprocket on the crankshaft; bearing bolts for the tensioner and guide rails. Where a timing chain has been repaired or replaced, “Covered Parts” includes oil change, oil filter, and cleaning of oil pan.”)All Class Vehicles will receive an automatic warranty extension for original Covered Parts, which will run for 7 years/100,000 miles from the Class Vehicle’s in-service date, whichever comes first, and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the MINI Warranty.
    2. REIMBURSEMENT FOR OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES FOR REPAIRS / REPLACEMENTS OF TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER / TIMING CHAIN BEFORE EFFECTIVE DATE OF SETTLEMENTAll Class Members who repaired or replaced a Timing Chain Tensioner or Timing Chain before the Effective Date of the Settlement who submit a valid Claim are entitled to be reimbursed as follows:
        1. Timing Chain Tensioner Repair / Replacement:
            1. If replaced at an Authorized MINI Dealer: 100% of full Dealer invoice amount for the Covered Part(s) and labor.
          1. If replaced at a third-party service center other than an Authorized MINI Dealer: 100% of invoice for Covered Part(s) and labor, but no more than the equivalent cost as if performed at an Authorized MINI Dealer (up to $120).
        2. Timing Chain Repair / Replacement:
            1. If replaced at an Authorized MINI Dealer: 100% of full Dealer invoice amount for the Covered Part(s) and labor.
          1. If replaced at a third-party service center other than an Authorized MINI Dealer: 100% of invoice for Covered Part(s) and labor, but no more than the equivalent cost as if performed at an Authorized MINI Dealer (up to $850).
      1. Limitations on Reimbursement:
          1. Any reimbursement will be reduced by the amount of any goodwill payments / credits or other concession paid by BMW or any other entity (including insurers and providers of extended warranties), up to the full amount of any reimbursement if you received free replacement or repair.
          1. BMW will only pay for labor and parts for one initial repair by a third-party service center; BMW will not be responsible for, and will not warrant, repair / replacement work performed at a third-party service center. Subsequent Failure: If any replacement Covered Part(s), purchased by the customer or a third-party service center from an Authorized MINI Dealer fails within two (2) years of installation in a Class Vehicle, BMW will provide a free replacement of Covered Part(s) only.

       

    3. REIMBURSEMENT FOR OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES FOR DAMAGED OR FAILED ENGINE DUE TO TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER /TIMING CHAIN FAILURE BEFORE EFFECTIVE DATE OF SETTLEMENT: All Class Members whose Class Vehicle suffered a damaged or failed engine due to failure of the Class Vehicle’s Timing Chain Tensioner or Timing Chain and who submit a valid Claim are entitled to be reimbursed as follows:
        1. Reimbursement Parameters:
            1. If repaired or replaced at an Authorized MINI Dealer, the maximum recovery is the full invoice amount subject to the time/mileage parameters set out in Table 1, below.
            1. If repaired or replaced at a third-party service center other than an Authorized MINI Dealer, the maximum recovery is $5,400.00, subject to the time/mileage parameters set out in Table 1, below.
          Table 1
          Time from in-service date Less than 50,000 Miles 50,001 to 62,500 Miles 62,501 to 75,000 Miles 75,001 to 87,500 Miles 87,501 to 100,000 Miles 100,001 to 112,500 Miles
          4 years 100% (warranty) 85% 70% 60% 40% 25%
          4-5 years 85% 75% 60% 40% 30% 15%
          5-6 years 75% 60% 50% 30% 20% 10%
          6-7 years 50% 30% 30% 15% 10% 0%
          7-10 years 25% 10% 10% 5% 0% 0%

          For illustration purposes, if you had your engine replaced at an Authorized MINI Dealer when your Class Vehicle was 4 ½ years old and had been driven for 70,000 miles, you would be entitled to a 60% return of your documented Out-Of-Pocket Expenses if you submit a valid Claim. If you instead had your engine replaced at a third-party service center, you would be entitled to a 60% return, up to a maximum of $5,400, of your documented Out-Of-Pocket Expenses if you submit a valid Claim.

        2. Limitations on Reimbursement:
          1. Any reimbursement will be reduced by the amount of any goodwill payments/credits or other concession paid by BMW or any other entity (including insurers and providers of extended warranties), up to the full amount of any reimbursement if Claimant received free replacement or repair.
          1. BMW will only pay for labor and parts for one (1) initial repair by a third-party service center; BMW will not be responsible for, and will not warrant, repair / replacement work performed at a third-party service center. Subsequent Failure: If the replacement Covered Part(s), purchased by the customer or a third-party service center from an Authorized MINI Dealer, fails within two years of installation in a Class Vehicle, BMW will provide a free replacement of Covered Part(s) only.
          1. Any replacement engine will be subject to the parts warranty terms and conditions accompanying that replacement engine. Nothing in this settlement modifies that warranty.

       

    4. COMPENSATION FOR SALE OF VEHICLE DUE TO UNREPAIRED FAILED ENGINE AS A RESULT OF FAILED TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER / TIMING CHAIN BEFORE EFFECTIVE DATE OF SETTLEMENT

All Class Members whose Class Vehicles were sold due to an unrepaired failed engine resulting from a failed Timing Chain Tensioner or Timing Chain, and who submit a valid Claim, are entitled to compensation set out in Table 2, below:

Table 2
Time from in-service date Less than 50,000 Miles 50,001 to 62,500 Miles 62,501 to 75,000 Miles 75,001 to 87,500 Miles 87,501 to 100,000 Miles 100,001 to 112,500 Miles
4 years $0 because 100% covered under warranty $2,250 $1,500 $1,300 $1,000 $500
4-5 years $2,250 $1,500 $1,200 $1,000 $600 $0
5-6 years $1,500 $1,200 $900 $600 $450 $0
6-7 years $1,000 $750 $600 $450 $300 $0
7-10 years $750 $500 $0 $0 $0 $0

Notify the U.S. Gov of the Issue Here!

Example: John Doe  2008 Cooper S  5000 miles

Information and updates

Years Affected 2007+
Recall Status:  No
Warranty Repair: Yes
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Total Users Affected Registered on This site: 1300+

1.   Joseph Bejnarowicz  2007 MCS   30k miles
2.
Mark McSwain 2008 Clubman S   21k miles
3.
Ric Liang 2008 MCS  0k miles happened on arrival
4.  Tim Shackelford 2007 MCS 36K miles

5. Wayne LoPrete 2008 MCS JCW Package 9k miles
6. David Australia 2007 MCS 1500 Miles

Sources:
Mini2
Motoring Alliance
North American Motoring

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