Case Number: 20-cv-917

Practice Area: Consumer Protection Defective Products Automobile Defect Litigation

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: Confidential

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Berger Montague, with its co-counsel, asserted claims against the Audi Defendants on behalf of consumers who purchased or leased any 2017-2020 model year Audi vehicle equipped with Audi’s “Start/Stop Efficiency System” (“Start/Stop System”) (“Class Vehicles”) for violations of the express and implied warranty statutory provisions, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2301, et seq., and certain state consumer fraud statutes.  

The complaint alleged that, unbeknownst to Plaintiffs and other consumers when they purchased their Class Vehicles, the Class Vehicles contain design, manufacturing, and/or workmanship defects which result in the Start/Stop System causing the Class Vehicles’ engines to lag, hesitate, or otherwise fail to immediately engage or restart when drivers attempt to accelerate from a full or rolling stop (the “Defect”).  

As a result of the Defect, drivers are unable to maneuver the vehicle, often leaving them stranded in the middle of intersections or in similarly dangerous situations.  When the engine finally does restart after several seconds, drivers experience lurching and inconsistent acceleration and engagement of the throttle, placing them in even greater danger of colliding with oncoming vehicles.  

The Audi Defendants concealed the Defect from consumers.  A confidential settlement was reached in this matter. Russell Paul, Amey Park and Abigail Gertner were responsible for this matter.

If you have purchased or leased a vehicle and experienced a defect which impacted the safety of the vehicle and has resulted in economic losses, please contact Berger Montague.  Our award-winning lawyers are available to speak with you free of charge.

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