Some Volkswagens and Audis May Have a Serious Timing Chain Problem

May 24, 2016  |  Class Actions

Many Volkswagen (VW) and Audi models made between 2008 and 2013, according to a New Jersey lawsuit, have a major defect that can lead to not only thousands of dollars in repairs, but can also present a substantial health hazard. If you have one of these vehicles, you need to pay close attention to the following – you may even want to consider legal action.

A Potentially Catastrophic Issue

The problem, according to the plaintiff in the lawsuit, is that certain Audi and VW models have a defective timing chain tensioning system. This part of a vehicle connects the camshaft to the crankshaft, helping to make sure that pistons and valves work in sync. However, the lawsuit alleges that the timing chains in certain Audi and VW cars can suddenly malfunction when the vehicle starts up. As a result, serious engine damage can occur.

What’s even worse is that this problem can lead to significant health risks. The plaintiff in the case alleges that a timing chain malfunction can result in a sudden loss of power, leading to loss of steering and brake control. He also alleges that VW and Audi knew there was a defect in some of their vehicles, yet failed to warn consumers. By refusing to provide complimentary repairs in the event of a timing chain failure, the plaintiff alleges VW and Audi are wrongfully and intentionally transferring the cost to consumers.

The models affected by the timing chain defect include:

  • 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
  • 2012 Audi Q7
Get in touch with Baron & Budd if you own or lease a VW or Audi manufactured between 2008 and 2013. You may be able to take legal action. Get started online here or call 866-723-1890 to learn more.

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