VW Wants to Settle Lawsuits Concerning Audi Timing Chains and Tensioners

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Scott McCracken
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There appears to be a settlement on the horizon for Audi owners who have either had or are concerned about timing chain damage. According to the terms, reimbursement amounts will be determined based on the age of the vehicle, how many miles are on the odometer and if the timing chain tensioner, timing chain or engine was replaced.

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One thing is for certain, Volkswagen (parent company of Audi) is highly favoring work done at an authorized dealership. Work done by an Audi technician is eligible for up to 100% coverage in most cases, while independent work is tied to a specific dollar amount.

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Busted Timing Chains

Audi's EA888 2.0-liter engine has a history of tensioner problems in its timing chain. The loose chain is to blame for multiple occurances of catastrophic engine failure. Audi was forced to offer settlement offers, including an extended war

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Related Audi Generations

At least one model year in these 15 generations have a relationship to this story.

We track this because a generation is just a group of model years where very little changes from year-to-year. Chances are owners throughout these generation will want to know about this news. Click on a generation for more information.

  1. 2nd Generation A3

    Years
    2003–2012
    Reliability
    21st of 39
    PainRank
    1.13
    Complaints
    20
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  2. 3rd Generation A3

    Years
    2013–2020
    Reliability
    35th of 39
    PainRank
    2.96
    Complaints
    33
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  3. 3rd Generation A4

    Years
    2005–2007
    Reliability
    39th of 39
    PainRank
    9.12
    Complaints
    35
    Continue
  4. 4th Generation A4

    Years
    2008–2015
    Reliability
    37th of 39
    PainRank
    5.65
    Complaints
    118
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  5. 5th Generation A4

    Years
    2016–2021
    Reliability
    20th of 39
    PainRank
    1.1
    Complaints
    12
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  6. 1st Generation A5

    Years
    2008–2017
    Reliability
    19th of 39
    PainRank
    1.09
    Complaints
    23
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  7. 1st Generation A6

    Years
    1995–1997
    Reliability
    5th of 39
    PainRank
    0.09
    Complaints
    1
    Continue
  8. 2nd Generation A6

    Years
    1998–2004
    Reliability
    32nd of 39
    PainRank
    1.94
    Complaints
    23
    Continue
  9. 1st Generation A7

    Years
    2012–2017
    Reliability
    22nd of 39
    PainRank
    1.23
    Complaints
    10
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  10. 2nd Generation A8

    Years
    2003–2010
    Reliability
    1st of 39
    PainRank
    0.02
    Complaints
    3
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  11. 3rd Generation A8

    Years
    2011–2018
    Reliability
    18th of 39
    PainRank
    0.97
    Complaints
    16
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  12. 4th Generation allroad

    Years
    2013–2016
    Reliability
    9th of 39
    PainRank
    0.23
    Complaints
    1
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  13. 1st Generation Q3

    Years
    2015–2018
    Reliability
    25th of 39
    PainRank
    1.37
    Complaints
    4
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  14. 1st Generation Q5

    Years
    2009–2017
    Reliability
    36th of 39
    PainRank
    3.91
    Complaints
    93
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  15. 2nd Generation Q5

    Years
    2018–2020
    Reliability
    24th of 39
    PainRank
    1.31
    Complaints
    7
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