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CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST VW/AUDI

Our law firm has filed a proposed nationwide class action lawsuit against Volkswagen and Audi based on defects affecting numerous vehicle models.

The affected vehicles include the Passat, Passat Wagon, Jetta, GTI, and several Audi models, model years 1997 to present.

Due to the identified defects, water enters the vehicle and causes damage to vehicle components and the interior, resulting in costly repairs and diminished value of the vehicles. Our investigation revealed that Volkswagen and Audi typically deny warranty claims for these repairs.

If you have owned or leased a Volkswagen or Audi vehicle that has suffered water-related damage between 1997 and the present, please contact me at ClassActionAttorney@Gmail.com . I am particularly interested in owners and lessees who attempted to have this damage fixed under warranty and had their claims denied.

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I have never heard this happening. Sunroof drains get clogged, but that can happen to any car, any make... can you explain and possibly give examples as to what exactly causes the problem VW/Audi refused to warrant?


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Yes, sunroof drains are one of the problems that allow water to enter the vehicle. However, the pollen filter assembly design on these vehicles seems to be the larger problem. When water enters the vehicle from that area, critical components like the TCM (located under the passenger seat on the carpet) are damaged.

This appears to be a widespread problem on these vehicles, and resulted in the issuance of a TSB in 2004.
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If there is a TSB then why file a lawsuit? They already made an attempt to fix the problem. Like I said, the sunroof drain issue happens to any car with a sunroof. It happened to my 89 Prelude, but I'm not suing Honda over it.


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There is a recall for this actually now. The dealer will re seal the pollen filter box with some bead sealer stuff, remove both rubber drains from the cowl and cut both drains off in the door jams. I do atleast 2 a week. Anyone that has a passat that qualifies for it should get a letter in the mail. Yea volkswagen decided to put all the modules under the carpet, on passenger side and driverside.

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When was the recall issued?
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We just started doing them about 2 months ago.

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If there is a TSB then why file a lawsuit? They already made an attempt to fix the problem. Like I said, the sunroof drain issue happens to any car with a sunroof. It happened to my 89 Prelude, but I'm not suing Honda over it.
Issuing a TSB does not mean they made an attempt to try to fix the problem. All it means is that they acknowledged the problem. Further, VW told their service centers to deny warranty claims for this problem.

To answer your question, we filed a lawsuit because this has happened to a lot of people and they have had to incur a few thousand dollars in repairs because VW denied their warranty claims, despite their acknowledgement of the defect.
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If there is a TSB then why file a lawsuit? They already made an attempt to fix the problem. Like I said, the sunroof drain issue happens to any car with a sunroof. It happened to my 89 Prelude, but I'm not suing Honda over it.
Issuing a TSB does not mean they made an attempt to try to fix the problem. All it means is that they acknowledged the problem. Further, VW told their service centers to deny warranty claims for this problem.

To answer your question, we filed a lawsuit because this has happened to a lot of people and they have had to incur a few thousand dollars in repairs because VW denied their warranty claims, despite their acknowledgement of the defect.
Well, from what Matt said it seems they have made an effort to fix the problems. Sounds like you guys no longer have a case.


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We just started doing them about 2 months ago.
Is the recall notice posted somewhere?
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quote] Well, from what Matt said it seems they have made an effort to fix the problems. Sounds like you guys no longer have a case.[/quote]

No it actually helps our case. Our lawsuit was filed a while ago, and we anticipated a recall being issued by VW. I just was not aware that one had been issued yet. A recall issued today doesn't help all the people who have already suffered losses as a result of these defects.
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Its not posted on the door at your local sheetz, but like i said, everyone that has a passat that qualifies for the warranty fix, will get a letter in the mail. As like they did for the brake light switches, ect ect.

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If there is a TSB then why file a lawsuit? They already made an attempt to fix the problem. Like I said, the sunroof drain issue happens to any car with a sunroof. It happened to my 89 Prelude, but I'm not suing Honda over it.
Issuing a TSB does not mean they made an attempt to try to fix the problem. All it means is that they acknowledged the problem. Further, VW told their service centers to deny warranty claims for this problem.

To answer your question, we filed a lawsuit because this has happened to a lot of people and they have had to incur a few thousand dollars in repairs because VW denied their warranty claims, despite their acknowledgement of the defect.
Well, from what Matt said it seems they have made an effort to fix the problems. Sounds like you guys no longer have a case.
There was still a class action lawsuit after VW acknowledge the window regulator problem. We got a reimbursement for a window regulator that failed on my mom's car, and then months later got a letter about a lawsuit


And you aren't filing the lawsuit because lots of people are getting screwed... you are doing it so everyone that gets in on it gets like $10 while you walk away with a crap load....
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If there is a TSB then why file a lawsuit? They already made an attempt to fix the problem. Like I said, the sunroof drain issue happens to any car with a sunroof. It happened to my 89 Prelude, but I'm not suing Honda over it.
Issuing a TSB does not mean they made an attempt to try to fix the problem. All it means is that they acknowledged the problem. Further, VW told their service centers to deny warranty claims for this problem.

To answer your question, we filed a lawsuit because this has happened to a lot of people and they have had to incur a few thousand dollars in repairs because VW denied their warranty claims, despite their acknowledgement of the defect.
Well, from what Matt said it seems they have made an effort to fix the problems. Sounds like you guys no longer have a case.
There was still a class action lawsuit after VW acknowledge the window regulator problem. We got a reimbursement for a window regulator that failed on my mom's car, and then months later got a letter about a lawsuit


And you aren't filing the lawsuit because lots of people are getting screwed... you are doing it so everyone that gets in on it gets like $10 while you walk away with a crap load....
I actually first got involved because a friend of mine, now the lead plaintiff, had this happen to her. My initial intention was to help her get back the $2,000+ that she had to spend because VW denied her warranty claim, claiming this was a "maintenance issue." After doing some investigating I found out that this problem was widespread, and this turned into a class action.

As far as my intentions, of course I am hoping to make some money on this lawsuit. But in the process, VW will also be held accountable.
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This has happened to me in my Passat a few years ago, it hasn't since nor did I report it since i knew it was a known problem. I try to replace the pollen filter as much as a can and it seems to do the trick. Keep us posted on what happens regardless.

P.S. In case anyone is wondering Matt contacted me first to see if this was ok to post, I allowed it because I have seen this first hand.


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