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Definitely Not Water Under The Bridge

Monday, September 24, 2012

Definitely Not Water Under The Bridge

Positive news for Volkswagen and Audi owners who suffered leaky sunroofs and missed the deadline to file a Claim Form in the Volkswagen/Audi water ingress class action lawsuit settlement. An amended settlement has been reached that will provide equal benefits to all Class Members and allow additional vehicle owners to participate. The new deadline to file a claim has been extended to November 26, 2012.

If you’re not familiar with the case, here’s a little background:

In August 2010, a federal court approved a class action settlement that would provide benefits to millions of owners and lessees of 1997 to 2009 model year Volkswagen and Audi vehicles that had defective sunroofs. These sunroofs allowed rainwater to leak inside when they were clogged with plant debris and pollen. Vehicles covered by the original Volkswagen/Audi lawsuit settlement included the Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, New Beetle, Passat and Touareg and the Audi A4, A6 and A8.

On May 31, 2012, an appeals court rejected the Volkswagen/Audi leaky sunroof class action settlement and certification ruling meaning the settlement agreement was not fair to all Class Members. As a result, a revised class action lawsuit settlement was reached. This new version offers certain Class Members who were previously not allowed to file a claim for reimbursement an opportunity to claim reimbursement for certain water related expenses.

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