In Re Volkswagen Timing Chain Product Liability Litigation, Civil Action No. 16-2765 (JLL)(JAD)

Welcome to the Informational Website for the Volkswagen Timing Chain Settlement.

A class action settlement, known as In Re Volkswagen Timing Chain Product Liability Litigation, Civil Action No. 16-2765 (JLL)(JAD) was granted final approval by the Court on December 14, 2018. The Settlement resolves a lawsuit related to the timing chain system in certain Volkswagen and Audi vehicles purchased or leased in the United States and Puerto Rico.

You are included in the Volkswagen Timing Chain Settlement if you are a person or entity who purchased or leased a Settlement Class Vehicle. A Settlement Class Vehicle is defined as certain 2008 through 2014 model year VW and Audi vehicles, as designated by the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), imported and distributed by Volkswagen Group of America Inc. for sale or lease in the United States or Puerto Rico. The following year and model vehicles, whose VINs are included in the VIN lookup database, have been identified as Settlement Class Vehicles:


Volkswagen ModelsAudi Models
Certain 2012–2014 BeetleCertain 2008–2012 A3
Certain 2012–2014 Beetle ConvertibleCertain 2009–2012 A4 Avant
Certain 2009–2012 CCCertain 2009–2013 A4 Sedan
Certain 2009–2012 EosCertain 2010–2013 A5 Cabriolet
Certain 2008–2012 GTICertain 2010–2013 A5 Coupe
Certain 2008–2010 & 2012–2014 Jetta SedanCertain 2012 A6
Certain 2009 Jetta SportWagenCertain 2011–2012 Q5
Certain 2008–2010 Passat SedanCertain 2009–2012 TT Coupe
Certain 2008–2010 Passat WagonCertain 2009–2012 TT Roadster
Certain 2009–2013 Tiguan 

If your Settlement Class Vehicle is within certain specified time and mileage parameters, you may be eligible for an extension of your vehicle’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty to cover future repairs related to a timing chain or timing chain tensioner failure.


Class Members’ Legal Rights and Options
Submit a Claim Form The deadline to submit a claim was January 25, 2019.
Exclude Yourself

The deadline to exclude yourself from the Settlement was December 3, 2018 for Settlement Class Members who have Class Vehicles registered in the state of New Hampshire.

The deadline to exclude yourself for Settlement Class Members whose vehicles were not registered in the state of New Hampshire was October 12, 2018.

Object

The deadline to object to the Settlement was December 3, 2018 for Settlement Class Members who have Class Vehicles registered in the state of New Hampshire.

The deadline to object for Settlement Class Members whose vehicles were not registered in the state of New Hampshire was October 12, 2018.

Attend Fairness Hearing The Fairness Hearing was held on December 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Do Nothing If you did nothing, you will receive no payment from the Settlement and gave up your rights to start or remain part of any lawsuit against Volkswagen and Audi.