Volkswagen Audi Water Pumps Class Action

Volkswagen Audi Water Pumps Class Action

September 9, 2022

Claim Form Deadline: Passed

Estimated Payout: Varies

Proof required: Yes

Method of payment: Cash

What's This Settlement About?

A national class action lawsuit has been filed, which alleges that certain Audi and Volkswagen water pumps are defective, leak, and eventually cause engines to break. This applies to certain 2014 through 2021 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles equipped with either 1.8 kuter or 2.0 liter engines. The case cites examples of cracking Audi water pumps and Volkswagen water pumps which lead to keaed coolant that causes engines to overheat and prematurely fail to operate. AUdi and Volkswagen car owners may be entitled to cash reimbursement for certain repairs and conditions met as part of the class action settlement.

How Do I Qualify?

You qualify if you owned any of the vehicles involved in the Settlement. Certain Volkswagen and Audi cars manufactured in year 2014 through 2021 are part of the class action:

Volkswagen Models Audi Models
 2019-2021 model year Arteon   2015-2020 model year A3 
 2018-2020 model year Atlas   2015-2020 model year A4 
 2014-2018 model year Beetle   2015-2019 model year A5 
 2015-2021 model year Golf   2015-2020 model year A6 
 2014-2021 model year Jetta   2015-2020 model year Q3 
 2014-2021 model year Passat   2015-2021 model year Q5 
 2020-2021 model year Terramont   2017-2020 model year Q7 
 2018-2021 model year Tiguan   2015-2020 model year TT 

If you still not sure whether you qualify to be in the settlement class you can check your vehicle's VIN via the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Lookup Portal.

What Can I Get?

The settlement provides cash reimbursement and warranty extension (which will cover one repair or replacement of water pump, which should be repaired by authorized Audi or Volkswagen dealers). Cash will cover the repair of one Audi or Volkswagen water pump, which occurred within eight years or 80,000 miles of service. You are also eligible to get money reimbursement for engine damage caused by a broken water pump.

Cash Payment Amounts

• Repairs of an Audi / Volkswagen water pump and engine by an authorized dealer will be reimbursed for 100% cost of repair.
• Repairs of water pumps by non-authorized Volkswagen or Audi dealers will be limited to a maximum reimbursement of $1,150.
• Repairs of engines by non=authorized Volkswagen or Audi dealer will be limited to a maximum reimbursement of $4,500.

How Do I File a Claim?

To get a cash payment you must submit a valid claim form, which is available only for download as a PDF file. You must submit a claim from with the following steps:

Mail the completed, signed, and dated Claim Form, together with your supporting documentation (i.e., repair record(s), receipts, proof of payment, proof of maintenance, etc.) via post. The claim form letter should be post-marked no later than September 8, 2022 and written to the Claim Administrator at the address provided on the Claim Form (find claim form link below).

The information which must be reflected in your records is described in the Claim Form. It is recommended that you keep a copy of your records and receipts.

The Court will hold a Final Fairness Hearing at 2:00 p.m. on October 19, 2022, Newark, New Jersey.

Claim Form Website:

Volkswagen Claim Form

Audi Claim Form

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