VW and Audi Sued for Vehicles’ Hidden Engine Defect

Volkswagen and Audi were recently hit with a class-action suit claiming the companies suppressed information about a hidden engine defect affecting their vehicles. The lawsuit alleges that the 2.0L TSI engines have defective timing chain tensioners that fail prematurely.

The suit also says VW and Audi purposely concealed information about the engine defect. It also claims the companies refused to recall the vehicles or cover the repair costs related to the defect.

The chain tensioning system can fail at any time, according to the lawsuit. This can cause severe engine damage, a costly repair for the owner. Because the defect can cause the engine to lose power, it also poses a safety hazard to the driver. Losing engine power could potentially inhibit the driver’s ability to accelerate, steer or brake.

The engine defect allegedly affects a wide range of VW and Audi models manufactured between 2008 and 2013.

“A defect that leads to engine failure is a serious safety risk to drivers. We hope this suit is successful in causing the manufacturers to fix the issue,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a defective product and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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