Volkswagen and Audi Timing Chain Systems Alleged to Be Defective

Class action lawsuits have been filed regarding Volkswagen and Audi timing chain systems alleging fraudulent concealment of the defect in certain vehicles equipped with the EA888 engine.

UPDATE: The Court has preliminarily approved a class action settlement. We have detailed instructions and a form to assist you with opting out of the timing chain class action settlement so that you can pursue an individual claim here.

The Audi A3 and VW Vehicles are equipped with EA888 2.0L TSI engines designated with engine codes CCTA or CBFA.  These engines were introduced in the United States in the 2008 model year. The remaining Audi Vehicles are equipped with EA888 2.0L TFSI engines designated with engine codes CAEB, CAEA, or CDNC. The engines designated with these five codes are all versions of the EA888 engine and all use the same Timing Chain System. If you purchased one of these vehicles, you may be entitled to compensation.

Webster Book LLP is investigating these allegations. Affected Volkswagen and Audi owners should be aware of the protections offered under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits misrepresenting the approval or certification of goods or services; misrepresenting that goods or services have certain quantities, characteristics, ingredients, uses, or benefits; misrepresenting that goods or services are of a particular standard, quality, grade, style, or model; advertising or offering for sale goods that are defective without clearly and unequivocally indicating in the advertisement or offer for sale that the goods are defective; advertising goods or services with intent not to sell them as advertised; and using any other deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise, or misrepresentation in connection with a consumer transaction.  Va. Code §59.1-200(A)(2), (5), (6), (7), (8), and (14).

Consumers who are harmed by violations of the Act are entitled to damages for each violation in the amount of their actual damages, or $500, whichever is greater. Further, if the violation was willful, consumers may receive up to three times the actual damages sustained, or $1,000, whichever is greater.

Additionally, the Act provides that the supplier who committed the violation must pay the consumer’s attorneys’ fees and court costs. Finally, even in the case of unintentional violations, the Court is empowered to award restitution and payment of reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs.

Affected vehicles are believed to include the following:

  • 2008-2010 and 2012 VW Beetle;
  • 2009-2013 VW CC;
  • 2008-2012 VW EOS;
  • 2008-2012 VW Golf;
  • 2008-2012 VW GTI;
  • 2008-2012 VW Jetta;
  • 2008-2012 VW Passat;
  • 2008-2011 VW R32;
  • 2008-2010 VW Rabbit;
  • 2009-2012 VW Routan;
  • 2008-2012 VW Tiguan;
  • 2008-2013 VW Touareg;
  • 2011 VW Touareg Hybrid;
  • 2008-2012 Audi A3;
  • 2008-2012 Audi A4;
  • 2008-2012 Audi A5;
  • 2010-2012 Audi A6;
  • 2012 Audi A7;
  • 2008-2012 Audi TT;
  • 2010-2012 Audi Q3;
  • 2009-2012 Audi Q5; and,
  • 2012 Audi Q7.

To consult with a lawyer at Webster Book LLP regarding your options, please use the contact form below or call us at 888-987-9991.

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