Audi, Volkswagen Brake Settlement

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A recent settlement will return money to Audi and Volkswagen drivers who allegedly paid for automatic emergency braking (AEB) system repairs due to a manufacturer defect. The settlement covers owners and lessees of specific Audi and Volkswagen vehicles, addressing claims that the AEB systems in these vehicles were defective and required costly repairs.

Key Highlights:

  • Eligible Vehicles: The settlement benefits owners and lessees of certain Audi and Volkswagen vehicles.
  • Class Action Lawsuit: Plaintiffs in the lawsuit claimed that Volkswagen and Audi equipped certain vehicles with defective AEB systems, leading to system failures or malfunctions. They allege that the manufacturers were aware of the defects but made the drivers bear the cost of repairs.
  • Settlement Agreement: Volkswagen Group, which owns Audi and Volkswagen, has not admitted any wrongdoing but has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to resolve the class action lawsuit.

Details of the Settlement:

The class action lawsuit centers around defective AEB systems in specific Audi and Volkswagen models. Plaintiffs assert that these defects caused the AEB systems to either fail or not function correctly, posing significant safety concerns. The lawsuit also claims that Volkswagen and Audi knew about these defects yet did not take responsibility, leaving consumers to cover the repair costs.

More information can be found here.

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