Audi owners have long complained that their engines drink oil like a sailor at port. For years their concerns were shrugged off by Audi (and its parent company Volkswagen), but the recent settlement of a class-action lawsuit gives some owners new hope.
The lawsuit alleged that 126,000 Audi vehicles with a 2.0L turbocharged engine were oil guzzling machines -- sometimes at a rate of 1 quart per 1,000 miles.
Vehicles Named in the Lawsuit ∞
The lawsuit named the following vehicles, all with an engine code of CAEB, in particular:
- 2009-2010 Audi A4
- 2009-2010 Audi A5
- 2011 Audi A4
- 2011 Audi A5
- 2011 Audi Q5
Settlement Details ∞
For current owners and lessees of those vehicles, Audi's settlement agreement will:
- Extend the warranty from 4 years/50,000 miles to 8 years/80,000 miles.
- Reimburse any affected owners who've already paid for previous repairs related to the oil problem.
- Those who have not already paid for repairs will be entitled to a replacement of the crankcase pressure regulating valve, front crankshaft seal and front crankshaft bolt.
For more information on the lawsuit and Audi's defense visit CarComplaints.com.More information on carcomplaints.com
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