Audi Coolant Pump Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Reached

Audi and the vehicle owner agree to settle the lawsuit alleging that the vehicles took too long to be repaired.

June 6, 2021 – A settlement of the Audi coolant pump class action lawsuit was reached after vehicle owners complained that the turbochargers were affected by defects in the electric coolant pumps.

The Audi lawsuit covers some (not all) of these models.

  • 2013-2016 Audi A4 sedan & allroad

  • 2013-2017 Audi A5 Sedan & Cabriolet

  • 2013-2017 Audi Q5

  • 2012-2015 Audi A6

According to the Audi owner who filed the class action lawsuit, Audi has known the coolant pumps at least since 2016, when a recall was announced in January 2017 to allegedly turn off the power to the coolant pump if the pump was clogged with dirt.

This was supposed to prevent fires from overheated coolant pumps, but the class action lawsuit claims the repairs didn’t fix the problems.

Audi also ordered a recall of the coolant pump in April 2018, but owners were told that the new replacement pumps would not be available until November 2018.

The sued Audi owner did not claim that his coolant pump was having problems, but he filed the class action lawsuit because replacement pumps would not be available for about seven months.

The plaintiff claims Audi should have made free vehicles available to owners and tenants until the permanent replacement pumps were available.

Volkswagen rejects all allegations of misconduct and claims that there is nothing wrong with the vehicles and that no guarantees have been breached.

Class action settlement conditions for Audi coolant pump

As per the comparison, a customer may be eligible for an extended warranty, but there are several “categories” to qualify for an extension.

Category 1: If the coolant pump was not recalled on the vehicle before April 12, 2021 or only the software update was carried out in connection with the 2017 recall, the duration of the warranty extension on the turbocharger is the longer of 14 months from April 12 2021 or nine months from the date the vehicle’s original turbocharger warranty expires.

If the turbocharger has been replaced by August 10, 2021, the extended warranty period for the turbocharger is 14 months from the date of the 2018 recall replacement or nine months from the date the original turbocharger warranty expires.

Category 2: If the recall repair of the coolant pump or the uncoupling of the pump was carried out before April 12th, 2021, the duration of the warranty extension on the turbocharger is 14 months after the expiry of the existing four-year warranty extension on the turbocharger.

There are two additional categories related to Extended Warranty that you can read by clicking the link below.

Audi is only responsible for work that is carried out by a car dealership, not an independent workshop.

Reimbursement of the cost of replacing the coolant pump

If a current or former owner or renter paid expenses to repair or replace a failed coolant pump prior to September 14, 2018, a refund may be made upon completion of billing in accordance with these terms.

If the repair or replacement was carried out by an Audi dealer, the entire cost of the coolant pump will be reimbursed.

If the repair or replacement was performed by an independent service center, a customer may be eligible for a refund up to a maximum of $ 542.

Rental car reimbursement in connection with the recall of the Audi coolant pump

An Audi customer may be entitled to a refund for a rental car while the dealer replaced the coolant pump due to a recall.

Customers must submit required documentation to receive refunds.

To find claim forms and additional details about extended warranties, visit CoolantPumpSettlement.com.

Volkswagen has agreed to pay plaintiff’s attorneys $ 1,050,000.

The class action for the Audi coolant pump is only legally binding if a judge has approved the settlement agreement. The last fairness hearing is planned for June 16, 2021.

The Audi coolant pump class action lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the New Jersey District: Sager, et al., V. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., et. al.

Plaintiff is represented by Lemberg Law, LLC.

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