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Who is a Class Member

You are part of the Volkswagen Timing Chain class action settlement if “you purchased or leased a Settlement Class Vehicle in the United States or Puerto Rico and your vehicle’s VIN is included in the VIN database”

To determine if your vehicle is included in the Volkswagen Timing Chain Settlement, you may check your VIN using the VIN Lookup Tool to verify if your vehicle is included as a Settlement Class Vehicle in the case database.

If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other class action settlements you may be eligible for.


Estimated Award

  • Up to $6,500

Class Members who submit valid claim forms along with supporting documentation before the deadline of January 25, 2019, can receive up $6,500.00 depending on the model of your Volkswagen vehicle and the repair or replacement required.


Proof of Purchase

  • You will need to provide your VIN and documentation showing proof of repair or replacement.

Claim Form

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Volkswagen Timing Chain Settlement Notes

  • In re: Volkswagen Timing Chain Product Liability Litigation
  • Case No. 2:16-cv-02765
  • Pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

This class action lawsuit against Volkswagen alleges the company sold certain Volkswagen and Audi cars despite knowing the vehicles had a timing change system defect.

“Defendants wrongfully and intentionally concealed a defect in the timing chain system of the Class Vehicles, which can fail at any time, forcing Plaintiffs and members of the Classes to incur out of pocket costs to repair or replace the damaged engine parts or their entire engine. At a minimum, repairs will exceed $1,000.00. In some cases, repairs can cost thousands of dollars,” the Volkswagen Audi timing chain defect lawsuit states.

According to the complaint, one plaintiff leased a 2009 VW Jetta Wolfsburg Edition with a 2.0L TSI engine from a VW and Audi authorized dealer. However, unbeknownst to him, the vehicle contained the timing chain System defect, which caused catastrophic failure of the vehicle’s engine. As a result, he was forced to replace the camshaft, chain, chain tensioner, brackets, valves, and numerous other engine parts, incurring out of pocket expenses for these repairs, as well as not having the use of his vehicle for two weeks.

Similar incidences are echoed throughout the complaint by over 35 named plaintiffs.

Volkswagen continues to dispute all claims and maintains its vehicles are not defective, that no applicable warranties were breached nor applicable statutes violated, that the vehicles were properly designed, manufactured, distributed, marketed, advertised, warranted, and sold. Complete details about the case and settlement are provided on the Volkswagen Timing Chain settlement website.

Class members who wish to object to or exclude themselves from the 3 Day Blinds Unwanted Text Messages settlement must do so by October 12, 2018. Class members who wish to participate in the settlement must submit a claim form on or before January 25, 2019.


Important Dates

  • 1/25/19: Claim Form Deadline
  • 10/12/18: Objection or Exclusion Deadline
  • 11/19/18: Final Hearing at 11:00 am ET* (class members do not need to attend this hearing in order to receive a slice of the settlement pie).

*Settlement Class Members who wish to speak at the hearing should check www.TimingChainLitigation.com to confirm that the date or time of the Hearing has not been changed.


Contact Information

  • Mail: Volkswagen Timing Chain Settlement, Claim Administrator – Epiq, P.O. Box 3656, Portland, OR 97208-3656
  • Phone: 1-855-206-9873
  • Email: info@TimingChainLitigation.com

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