Making an informed decision on purchasing a vehicle is impossible without crucial details, such as known defects, that manufacturers are expected to provide. Allegations have been raised, however, that Audi, a Volkswagen subsidiary, withheld information from customers about timing chain tensioner defects in certain 2011-2015, 3.0 Liter TFSI models that may cause rattling and other damage to engines.
Motley Rice vehicle defect attorneys are reviewing the issue, which may affect the following models:
- Audi A4 (2011-2015)
- Audi A5 (2013-2015)
- Audi A5 Cabriolet (2011-2015)
- Audi A6 (2011-2015)
- Audi A7 (2012-2015)
- Audi A8 (2013-2015)
- Audi Q5 (2013-2015)
- Audi Q7 (2011-2015)
- Volkswagen Touareg 3.0-Liter Hybrid (2011-2015)
Contact a vehicle defect attorney
If you own a 2011-2015 model Audi or Volkswagen with a3.0 Liter TFSI engine, you may have a claim. You may contact attorney Kevin Dean by completing this online form or calling 1.800.768.4026 for more information or to discuss your potential case.
Defective timing chain tensioner background
A technical service bulletin published by Audi in 2015 addressed a rattling noise that is said to be caused by one of the upper chain tensioners. While Audi claims the issue will not cause damage, several consumers have alleged that deterioration of metal parts has caused metal flakes to contaminate engine oil.
Audi recommends replacing both original upper chain tensioners in affected vehicles, but an official recall, that would alert consumers, has not been issued. Motley Rice attorneys, with co-counsel, have filed litigation on behalf of allegedly affected consumers.
Our vehicle litigation experience
Motley Rice was recently recognized by legal publication Law360 as Consumer Protection Group of the Year for 2018. Our attorneys have played a leading role in some of the largest and most significant litigations in recent years to hold auto-manufacturers accountable, including Volkswagen, for alleged fraud. The firm represents hundreds of consumers who were affected by the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” emissions scandal, and co-founder Joe Rice holds a leadership role on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. He, along with several other attorneys with the firm, helped lead negotiators for the nearly $15 billion settlement for 2.0-liter owners and lessees, as well as the multi-billion settlement reached for 3.0-liter vehicles.
Additionally, Joe serves on the PSC for similar emissions litigation filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and helped achieve a settlement to resolve that litigation.
The firm also played a key role in helping negotiate a pair of Takata bankruptcy resolutions, achieving a favorable outcome for current and future victims in the wake of the largest automobile recall in history.
*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.