Case Number: No. ATL-1461-03

Practice Area: Defective Products Consumer Protection Automobile Defect Litigation

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: $2 million

Court: U.S. District Court for the New Jersey Superior Court

Berger Montague served as co-lead class counsel and obtained a settlement of over $2 million in this automotive litigation against Volkswagen of America, Inc. concerning certain 1997-1999 Audi A4 vehicles equipped with 1.8 liter turbocharged engines. The case was litigated in the New Jersey Superior Court.

The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant failed to disclose to consumers that the Audi A4 vehicles at issue contained defectively designed timing belt tensioners, timing belts, and/or associated parts (the “timing belt tensioner system”). The plaintiffs further alleged that the defendant failed to disclose and/or misrepresented the appropriate service interval for replacement of the timing belt tensioner system. Following extensive discovery, a settlement was reached for over $2 million that included reimbursement for past documented out of pocket losses, implementation of a revised maintenance program, and an extended warranty program.

If you have experienced an automobile defect that has resulted in economic losses or serious personal injury, please contact Berger Montague. Our lawyers are available to speak with you free of charge.

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