Audi Settles Class Action Engine Sludge Lawsuit

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Scott McCracken
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The Volkswagen Group, parent company of Audi, has reached a settlement on a class-action lawsuit claiming 500,000 of their vehicles were prone to engine damage from oil sludge. The Audi vehicles involved in the settlement are the 1997-2004 A4, including the sedan, wagon, and convertible body styles.

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