BMW Excessive Oil Consumption Class Action Settlement

Who is a Class Member

The BMW Excessive Oil Consumption Class Action Settlement includes “all persons or entities in the United States and Puerto Rico who currently own or lease, or previously owned or leased, certain U.S. specification model-year 2009-2014 BMW 5 series, 6 series, 7 series, X5, or X6 vehicles equipped with an N63 engine purchased or leased in the United States or Puerto Rico”, which include the following vehicles:

Model Year Designation

Production Range

Model Designation

2009 to 2012

3/2009 to 6/2012

7 Series Sedan (F01 & F02)

2010 to 2013

4/2010 to 6/2012

7 Series Active Hybrid (F04)

2010 to 2012

9/2009 to 6/2012

5 Series Gran Turismo (F07)

2010 to 2013

3/2010 to 7/2013

5 Series Sedan (F10)

2011 to 2012

3/2011 to 7/2012

6 Series Convertible (F12)

2011 to 2012

7/2011 to 7/2012

6 Series Coupe (F13)

2010 to 2013

3/2010 to 6/2013

X5 SAV (E70)

2009 to 2014

7/2008 to 6/2014

X6 SAV (E71)

2009 to 2012

9/2009 to 9/2011

X6 Active Hybrid SAV (E72)


If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.

Estimated Award


Class members may be eligible for reimbursement of various expenses related to BMW excessive engine oil consumption and premature battery failure:

  • Past Oil Services: Voucher for 1 free future Oil Service OR reimbursement for the cost of up to $75 for each Oil Service claimed.
  • Past Oil Services for up to 7 quarts of oil purchased between oil services: Reimbursement of the cost (up to $10 per quart) of up to 7 quarts of oil
  • Towing/Rental/Roadside Assistance Service: Reimbursement up to $50 for the cost of 1 towing/rental/roadside assistance incurred
  • Past Replacement of Battery Less than 3 years old: Reimbursement for the cost of 1 replacement of a 90 Ah or 105 Ah battery purchased prior to the mailing of the Class Notice

Complete details of what the settlement provides can be found in FAQ 6 and 7.

Proof of Purchase

  • For Claimants seeking compensation for additional expense (i.e. past oil services or battery replacement expenses), you will need to submit a copy of your invoice and receipt. The invoice must contain the VIN, mileage, date of service, service provided, and amount due. More information about proof of purchase can be found in FAQ 6.

Claim Form

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BMW Excessive Oil Consumption Settlement Notes

  • Bang v. BMW of North America LLC and Bavarian Motor Works
  • Case No. 2:15-cv-06945-MCA-SCM
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

In September 2015, eight named plaintiffs filed this class action lawsuit against BMW of North America and Bavarian Motor works over allegations that certain BMW models consume excessive amounts of engine oil.

Specifically, the plaintiffs claim BMW’s V8 turbocharged N63 engines consume excessive amounts of engine oil between regularly scheduled service visits. Owners also complain about drained batteries and the expense of replacing the batteries on a routine basis. In addition to the N63 excessive engine oil consumption issues, the plaintiffs claim BMW batteries drain at advanced rates and require replacement every 10,000 miles or one year.

The BMW excessive engine oil consumption lawsuit alleges BMW knew the vehicles had problems because in June 2013, the automaker issued technical service bulletin to dealers after consumer complaints about excessive oil consumption, but failed to remedy the issue.

BMW denies the allegations and stands behind and supports their products. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the BMW Excessive Oil Consumption settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the BMW Excessive Oil Consumption settlement must do so by August 23, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before October 10, 2018.

Important Dates

  • 10/10/18: Claim Form Deadline
  • 8/23/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 9/10/18: Final Hearing at 2:30 pm ET* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.

Contact Information

  • Mail: Bang Settlement Administrator – 6013, P.O. Box 44, Minneapolis, MN 55440-0044
  • Phone: 1-877-832-4402
  • Email:

Class Counsel

Settlement Website

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