SETTLEMENT UPDATE: Volkswagen Group Of America Inc. Agrees To Enter Into Settlement With Plaintiff, Promises To Distribute Refunds And Widen Audi Car Warranty Provisions
Audi owners are in luck as Volkswagen Group of America Inc., the company managing Audi in the country, has agreed to enter into a settlement agreement to end the class-action lawsuit filed against them, arguing that the car company knowingly sold Audi cars that contain transmission defects.
John Chess v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
The Audi Defective Transmission Class Action Lawsuit originated from a legal challenge filed in 2017 that accused Audi of knowingly manufacturing, distributing, and selling some of their makes with transmission engine faults. Complainant John Chess filed the suit against Volkswagen Group of America Inc. in a California federal court.
It is reported that some of Audi’s cars contained faulty direct-shift gearbox transmissions that greatly affected the car’s performance and driver experience. The fault purportedly caused unforeseen and unexpected jerking and shaking of the car when a driver accelerated or decelerated the vehicle.
As part of the settlement agreement, Volkswagen has agreed to extend the warranty coverage of its affected Audi owners. Also, the company has promised to reimburse car owners’ repair expenses who ended up seeking professional repairs on their vehicles in relation to the issues of the car’s transmission.
John Chess’s Audi Defective Transmission Settlement Agreement Initial Information
Per press time, the Audi Defective Transmission Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Agreement’s details have not been released to the public.
However, insiders knowledge of the proceedings shared that Audi car owners who had their cars’ issues addressed at a non-Audi car dealership can receive up to 100% reimbursement fees capped at $12,000.
The smallest amount owners are said to be eligible to receive is $5,000. The amount depends on the number of miles the car has or the car’s age in terms of the number of years.
The following Audi car models are believed to be included in the settlement proceedings:
- Audi S4 (2010-2015 models);
- Audi S5 (2010-2015 models);
- Audi S6 (2010-2015 models);
- Audi S7 (2010-2015 models); and
- Audi RS5 (2010-2015 models).
About Volkswagen Group Of America Inc.
Volkswagen Group Of America Inc., simply known as Volkswagen, is the North American subsidiary component of the German luxury auto company Volkswagen.
Volkswagen Group Of America Inc. is the business entity that is behind the distribution and marketing of car models under the Volkswagen collective name. They include Audi, Bugatti, Bentley, Volkswagen, and Lamborghini luxury vehicle models. The company is headed by its CEO Hinrich J. Woebcken.
Editor’s Note on Audi Transmission Settlement 2021 – Up To $12000 Repair Fees To The Eligible Class Members:
This feature details the latest developments in the class action settlement between Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and complainant Chess’ side regarding the accusations that the former distributed faulty vehicles.
Case Name(s) & No.: John Chess v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.; Case No: 4:17-cv-07287
Jurisdiction: United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Products/Services Involved: 2010 to 2015 models of the Audi S4, S5, S6, S7, and RS5
Allegation(s): Volkswagen Group of America Inc. knowingly sold defective car models over the years that hamper drivers’ experience and safety.
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