In the suit, George Catalano says that in June 2012, his 2007 BMW 530xi wagon shut down on a four-lane divided highway after flashing dashboard lights warned of a "complete electrical failure." He had the car towed to a BMW dealership, where an examination found nearly two inches of water had accumulated in the wheel well of the car, partly as a result of water that had infiltrated into the area from clogged sunroof drain tubes.
Model: BMW 530xi Sports Wagon
Engine: 3.0-liter DOHC inline six
Horsepower/Torque: 255 hp @ 6600 rpm/220 lb.-ft. @ 2750 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed Steptronic automatic
Wheelbase: 113.6 in.
Length x Width x Height: 191.2 x 72.7 x 58.7 in.
Cargo volume: 58.3 cu. ft.
Economy: 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway/21.3 mpg test
Price: $67,915 (includes $695 destination charge)
tl* the contact owns a 2007 bmw 530xi sports wagon. the contact stated that a message indicating that the passenger side airbags would not deploy was illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where the diagnostic test indicated that the mat sensor needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was notified, but the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 87,000 and the current mileage was 87,400.