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There’s an important deadline coming up for VW owners who previously paid for repairs to their timing chain system or damage to their engine from a timing chain failure, and want the automaker to pick up the tab.
A recently approved timing … continue reading
Like many diesel vehicle owners, Allen and Jennifer Pickard chose to keep their two Passats as part of Volkswagen’s $10-billion diesel emissions settlement.
The agreement came with compensation contingent upon the exhaust system being modif … continue reading
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 own … continue reading
A new lawsuit says VW is aware of a Touareg design issue that allows water to enter the engine, causing a sudden failure.
In July 2018, the engine allegedly suddenly failed for a second time while the plaintiff was driving in traffic. Foll … continue reading
It appears Volkswagen is close to settling 7 lawsuits regarding defective timing chains and the threat of engine damage. From CarComplaints.com:
"The proposed settlement includes all consumers who purchased or leased certain 2008-2014 … continue reading
Volkswagen tried to have a Timing Chain Lawsuit thrown out of a New Jersey court. It didn't work. … continue reading
Whenever a recall is announced, there's good reason to hold your breath. Especially when you hear Volkswagen is recalling the 2017 Jetta because its 1.4-liter engine can seize up. Well, breath easy friends – because this recall is for two v … continue reading
Owners of Volkswagen and Audi vehicles have [filed a lawsuit] claiming there's a defect in the timing chain tensioner system that allows the chain to "jump a tooth" in the camshaft. Once that happens, the engine could be destro … continue reading
A lawsuit filed in New Jersey says Volkswagen's timing chain tensioner has serious defects and can lead to premature engine failure. According to the plaintiff, in VW's warranty and maintenance schedules the tensioning system is expected to … continue reading
Federal investigators couldn't figure out why perfectly good fuel pumps were failing in some Volkswagen (and Audi) vehicles. The investigation lasted 4 years and had VW's full cooperation.
The pumps seemed fine and even came with built-in m … continue reading
While you might have nightmares about falling or being chased by zombies, automakers are having nightmares about defective ignition switches. It started with GM's well-publicized ignition issues earlier this year, carried over to Chrysler's … continue reading