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…Continue reading article "Busted Timing Chains"
Turbocharged Oil Sludge
From 1997-2005, Audi 1.8-liter turbocharged engines came with a tiny 3.7 quart oil capacity. That’s simply not a lot of oil to cool down this hot engine. In 2004, following numerous sludge complaints, Audi extended the warranty on some of…Continue reading article "Turbocharged Oil Sludge"
Excessive Oil Consumption
It's normal for cars with six-figure odometer readings to burn a little oil. But recently a few automakers have been building specific engines that require a topping off of the oil reservoir in between changes. Audi tries to tell you this i…Continue reading article "Excessive Oil Consumption"
There’s an important deadline coming up for Audi owners who previously paid for repairs to their timing chain system or damaged engine from a timing chain failure, and want the automaker to pick up the tab.
A recently approved settlement benefits thousands of owners by providing them with an extended “new vehicle limited warranty” for any future repairs, plus conditional reimbursements for any previous repairs.…keep reading article "Upcoming Deadline for Timing Chain Reimbursements"
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.…keep reading article "VW Wants to Settle Lawsuits Concerning Audi Timing Chains and Tensioners"
Volkswagen has released a settlement update
for 83,000 Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles with TDI engines. And methinks owners are going to be Scrooge McDuck levels of happy.
Owners of the 2009-2012 Audi Q7 3.0L diesel will be eligible for buyback offers between $26,000 to $58,000, depending on model year and mileage. Owners will also be given the option to keep their vehicles – if VW can come up with an adequate fix – and still receive up to $15,380 in compensation for their troubles.
Even previous owners will be eligible for payments ranging from $4,627 to $7,747.…keep reading article "VW Releases 3.0L TDI Settlement Terms"
A judge has given VW's diesel settlement preliminary approval
, which means owners of 2-liter diesel Volkswagen and Audi vehicles are one step closer to the end of this mess.
"Judge Charles Breyer already gave preliminary approval to the $15 billion settlement that will see about $10 billion go to U.S. car owners and about $5 billion to cover environmental damages. Now the judge says he is inclined to finalize the settlement terms by October 25, 2016, at least for the most part."…keep reading article "Audi 2-liter Diesel Owners One Step Closer to Settlement"
Hey emission-wagön owners, VW has setup a special website just for you and the whole thing is ... rather complex.
There are a good amount of details available now, but those could change up until the final settlement. VW promised to have the final calculations automated on VWCourtSettlement.com by the end of the month.…keep reading article "Now There's a Website with Diesel Settlement Details"
Here's something that doesn't happen every day. Despite agreeing with the Audi defense team's arguments, a Californian Judge is giving Audi owners help with their oil consumption problems.
A lawsuit was filed against Audi accusing them of manufacturing engines that chug through pints of oil like a sailor in port. In court, Audi didn't deny the issue but instead argued why it didn't matter.…keep reading article "Audi Oil Consumption Lawsuit Approved After 3 Years"
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.…keep reading article "Audi Agrees to Oil Consumption Settlement"
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.keep reading article "Audi Settles Class Action Engine Sludge Lawsuit"