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Update: Audi Burning Oil Lawsuit Settled
In October 2023, it was announced that a collection of consolidated class action cases filed over alleged Audi oil consumption problems plaguing 2012-2017 models with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine had settled with a deal that includes warranty extensions and reimbursements for past repairs.
The lawsuits alleged that Audi and parent Volkswagen “wrongfully and intentionally” concealed the defect, which can cause the piston rings in affected engines to not seat properly in the grooves of the piston head.
The defect can also cause shrapnel from fragments of the piston rings and/or tiny pieces of the piston head to circulate throughout the engine and damage other components, according to the lawsuits.
Furthermore, the complaints stated that the piston defect can cause the pistons and the engine itself to fail at any time and might also cause an engine to consume an excessive amount of oil, given its combustion chamber is not properly sealed.
The Audi models affected by the piston ring problem include the 2012-2017 model year TT, A3, A4, A5, A6, Q3, and Q5 vehicles. As a result of these problems, drivers have incurred significant out-of-pocket costs to repair or replace certain engine parts or, in some cases, the entire engine, with piston ring repair bills costing thousands of dollars, according to the lawsuits.
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What’s the Problem?
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., is recalling certain Audi Q3 sport utility vehicles equipped with potentially defective airbags that may not properly inflate and/or deploy during a crash, increasing the risk of severe injuries.
This recall affects Audi Q3 SUVs from model year 2019, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
The passenger airbag on affected Audi vehicles may not properly deploy through the instrument panel tear seam, NHTSA said. If a crash occurs, the passenger airbag may not properly deploy and inflate, and small plastic parts may enter the cabin, increasing the risk of injury.
Volkswagen is notifying owners and dealers will inspect the instrument panel and replace it, free of charge. This recall began on June 10, 2020.
Audi Q3 Recalled for Brake Pedal Defect, Crash Hazard
The NHTSA on Jan. 31, 2021, announced that Volkswagen is recalling model year 2020 Audi Q3 vehicles which were defectively manufactured with brake pedals that can bend or detach during use, increasing the risk of a crash.
“A bent or detached brake pedal plate decreases the contact area for the driver’s foot and increases the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said.
Volkswagen is notifying owners and dealers will inspect the brake pedal weld and, if necessary, replace the brake pedal, free of charge. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 46i7.
Audi Q3 Recalled for Crash, Injury Risk
Volkswagen is recalling Audi Q3 vehicles from model year 2020 that were sold with incorrectly bolted driver’s seat frames. “The incorrect bolt connection could fail, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash,” NHTSA said. The recall began on November 10, 2020. Audi’s number for this recall is 72L4.
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Do I Have an Audi Q3 Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Audi Q3 Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and are currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by a recalled Audi vehicle, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.