A day after BMW voluntarily recalled 130,000 cars fitted with a fuel pump found to cause power loss and engine cutouts, the company was hit with a putative class-action suit in federal court in Newark.

The plaintiffs, in Nirmul v. BMW of North America, 10-cv-5586, claim the Woodcliff Lake company violated federal warranty law and the state Consumer Fraud Act by knowingly selling cars with the defective part for years.

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