Owners and lessees of certain 2008-2014 VW and Audi vehicles may soon be eligible to receive benefits for their engine’s defective timing chain.
On November 19, 2018 a judge will rule on a proposed settlement that would either reimburse owners for previous repairs or fund future work on the timing chain tensioner system.
This decision has been a long time coming. Even snails are embarrassed by how slowly this case has crept along.
- May 2016 VW was first sued for failing to help pay for repairs on their defective timing chain tensioner system.
- August 2016 Another lawsuit popped up after 24 plaintiffs in 17 states complained about their timing chain “jumping a tooth.”
- May 2017 VW filed a motion to dismiss the cases after they were combined in court. They were denied.
- May 2018 VW reluctantly agreed to settle the class-action lawsuits in one combined action.