Audi and Volkswagen Class Action Settlement Reached In Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Oil Sludge In Model Year 1997-2004 Audi A4 Vehicles and Model Year 2004 Volkswagen Passat Vehicles Equipped With 1.8 Liter Engines.
A class action settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit pending against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. f/k/a Volkswagen of America, Inc., Volkwagen AG and Audi AG (collectively “Defendants”) in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Boston) (styled In Re Volkswagen and Audi Warranty Extension Litigation, Civil Action Case No. 1:07-md-01790-JLT), alleging, among other things, that the 1.8 liter turbo engines installed in model year 1997-2004 Audi A4 vehicles and model year 1998-2004 Volkwagen Passat vehicles are prone to the formation of oil sludge and coking deposits even when maintained according to the recommended maintenance intervals and oil quality specifications and that the August 2004 Extended Oil Sludge Warranty (8 years/unlimited mileage) violated applicable consumer protection laws, according to the class action settlement agreement and settlement notice.
The Audi A4 & Volkswagen VW Passat 1.8 liter engine oil sludge settlement class reportedly consists of the following persons, unless otherwise excluded:
All current and former owners and lessess of model year 1997-2004 Audi A4 vehicles or model year 1998-2004 Volkwagen Passat vehicles equipped with the 1.8 liter turbo engine (collectively, “Settlement Class Vehicles”) imported or distributed for sale or lease in the United States by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
The Audi A4 & Volkswagen VW Passat 1.8 liter engine oil sludge class action settlement reportedly provides that Audi and Volkswagen will cover 100 percent of the maintenance costs for owners/lessees with proper documentation of required oil changes, and 50 percent for those without proper documentation. The Audi A4 & Volkswagen VW Passat class action settlement also reportedly provides Audi and Volkswagen owners and lessees eligibility for a 10-year/120,000 mile enhanced oil sludge warranty.
For more information on the Audi A4 & Volkswagen VW Passat 1.8 liter engine oil sludge class action settlement, visit the Oil Sludge Settlement website:
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