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Volkswagen, Audi Defective Timing Chain Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

A settlement has been reached in a class action alleging that certain Volkswagen and Audi vehicles had defective timing chains or timing chain tensioners. The complaint claimed that these parts can fail, requiring repair or replacement, and at times even cause problems with the engine, requiring repair or replacement of that as well. 

Docket Number:

16-2765 (JLL)(JAD)

Company: Volkswagen

Filing Deadline: January 25, 2019

Objection Deadline: October 12, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: October 12, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: November 19, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

Extensive documentation is required, including proof of vehicle ownership, VIN number, and repair documentation. See the VW Notice at https://timingchainlitigation.com/Content/Documents/VW%20Notice.pdf or the Audi Notice at https://timingchainlitigation.com/Content/Documents/Audi%20Notice.pdf for details.

Eligibility:

The Volkswagen Settlement Class includes all persons in the US or Puerto Rico who are present or former purchasers or lessees of one of the vehicles below, originally equipped with a factory-installed timing chain or timing chain tensioner.

  • certain 2012–2014 model year Beetle
  • certain 2012–2014 model year Beetle Convertible
  • certain 2009–2012 model year CC
  • certain 2009–2012 model year Eos
  • certain 2008–2012 model year GTI
  • certain 2008–2010 and 2012–2014 model year Jetta Sedan
  • certain 2009 model year Jetta SportWagen
  • certain 2008–2010 model year Passat Sedan
  • certain 2008–2010 model year Passat Wagon
  • certain 2009–2013 model year Tiguan

The Audi Settlement Class includes all persons in the US or Puerto Rico who are present or former purchasers or lessees of one of the vehicles below, originally equipped with a factory-installed timing chain or timing chain tensioner.

  • certain 2008–2012 model year A3
  • certain 2009–2012 model year A4 Avant
  • certain 2009–2013 model year A4 Sedan
  • certain 2010–2013 model year A5 Cabriolet
  • certain 2010–2013 model year A5 Coupe
  • certain 2012 model year A6
  • certain 2011–2012 model year Q5
  • certain 2009–2012 model year TT Coupe
  • certain 2009–2012 model year TT Roadster 
Typical Settlement Amount:

(1) Extended warranty, (2) refund reimbursement for repairs of timing chain and tensioner, (3) reimbursement for damaged engine. Engine reimbursement percentage depends on mileage and servicing. For further info, see the VW Notice at https://timingchainlitigation.com/Content/Documents/VW%20Notice.pdf or the Audi Notice at https://timingchainlitigation.com/Content/Documents/Audi%20Notice.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$2,500

Law Firms:
Carella Byrne Cecchi Olstein Brody & Agnello
Kantrowitz GoldHamer & Graifman PC
Kessler Topaz Meltzer Check LLP

Claim Form: Volkswagen Timing Chain Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In Re Volkswagen Timing Chain Product Liability Litigation

Settlement Website: Volkswagen Timing Chain Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Systemsi

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Volkswagen Timing Chain Settlement
Claim Administrator – Epiq
P.O. Box 3656
Portland, OR 97208-3656
1-855-206-9873
info@TimingChainLitigation.com

Tags: Defective Automobile, Timing Chain System