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Do Audi Timing Chains Jump a Tooth?

Audi owners who are scared of their timing chains “jumping a tooth” in the camshaft and killing the engine in the process now have a lawsuit to rally around.

Saying the defect resides in the timing chain tensioner system, the plaintiffs claim Audi and VW have continued to conceal the defects since 2010 and refused to inform buyers of the hazards.

The lawsuit, which was filed by 24 plaintiffs in 17 states, specifically named the 2-liter TSI and 2-liter TFSI EA888 engines in 2008-2013 Audi and VW vehicles.

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