VW Fails to Convince Judge Their 8-Speed Transmissions Aren't Trash

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Scott McCracken
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carcomplaints.com
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Earlier this summer a lawsuit was filed regarding dangerous defects in the Aisin AWF8F35 8-speed transmission. Specifically how it hesitates, shakes, and grinds its way to busted seals, oil leaks, and eventual failure.

Volkswagen asked for the case to be dismissed on the classic legal defense of sure there complaints, but it's not that many complaints.

And when they tried to convince the court the plaintiffs shouldn't have a case because VW couldn't have possibly known about the problems before the vehicles were sold, they were asked about a "technical tip" sent to VW dealerships on possile transmission problems before the vehicles were sold. The document describes scraping noises commonly heard when shifting into 5th gear at speeds of 20-25 mph, under light load.

More information on carcomplaints.com

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