Class Eligibility
To see if you are a class member enter the VIN # for your Volkswagen on this tool that will help you identify if you can claim.
Estimated Amount
$6,500
Proof of Purchase
Yes
Case Name
In re: Volkswagen Timing Chain Product Liability Litigation, Case No. 2:16-cv-02765, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Case Summary
A lawsuit called In Re Volkswagen Timing Chain Product Liability Litigation, Civil Action No. 16-2765 (JLL)(JAD) (“the Action”), was filed against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (“VWGoA”), Volkswagen AG (“VWAG”), and Audi AG (“Audi AG”) (collectively, “Defendants”). Plaintiffs filed the Action as a putative class action against Defendants, claiming timing chain or timing chain tensioner defects in Settlement Class Vehicles. Defendants have and continue to dispute all of Plaintiffs’ claims. Defendants maintain that the Settlement Class Vehicles are not defective, that no applicable warranties were breached nor applicable statutes violated, that the Settlement Class Vehicles were properly designed, manufactured, distributed, marketed, advertised, warranted, and sold, and that Defendants have not engaged in any wrongdoing.
Settlement Pool
N/A
Deadline
01/25/2019
Contact
Volkswagen Timing Chain Settlement Claim Administrator – Epiq P.O. Box 3656 Portland, OR 97208-3656 1-855-206-9873 info@TimingChainLitigation.com

19 responses to “Volkswagen Timing Chain Class Action Settlement”

  1. Aesha says:

    Vw passat 2012
    Need fix..

    ADMIN – Hi Aesha,

    If you are a member of the class by all means file a claim.

  2. Melissa Cutrara says:

    Am I still qualified as a member if I no longer have my VW? The timing chain went out, ruined my motor, and the car was junked.

    ADMIN – Hi Melissa,

    If you have documents to prove it the answer is yes.

  3. John K says:

    Too bad you didn’t expand this to BMW… my 1999 740i will need a new timing chain because they used a faulty plastic guide… likely the same issue.

  4. Sierra says:

    I have a 2011 tiguan and the motor is shot and I already stuck 3,000 into it. How can I findout if the timing chain caused these issues and is the reason I have to get a new motor?

    ADMIN – Hi Sierra,

    You could ask the shop dealing with it.

  5. Chris says:

    I received the VW Timing Chain Settlement information packet and claim form. I had to replace the timing chain and tensioner on my 2012 GTI when it had 57,021 miles on it, at a cost to me of $1,979.23. But on the TimingChainLitigation website tells me I have to use its VIN Lookup tool. When I do so, is says my VIN cannot be found and I don’t qualify. I’ve triple checked to make sure I’ve entered it correctly. What should I do?

    ADMIN – Hi Chris,

    You should reach out to the class action administrator.

  6. katherine Rosado says:

    I have had my 2011 VW Tiguan parked for 3 months – I have had electrical problems from the get go (purchased in January 2018 and still owe $4K. Car shuts down by itself on the highway, the RPMs go crazy. The car literally is at 40 MPH on the highway WITHOUT my foot on the gas petal. Is this the timing chain. I was quoted by an authorized vw mechanic $4K in repairs and had 24 error codes. How can I get in on this.

    ADMIN – Hi Katherine,

    We are not mechanics thus we are unable to make a diagnostic based on your description. It is best to obtain a diagnostic from your mechanic and they will be able to tell you if this is a timing chain issue. But keep in mind electrical issues have nothing to do with the timing chain. The chain conveys motion to the crankshaft to open and close valves.

  7. SAMEERAH MCNEIL says:

    I owned a vw for a number of years

    ADMIN – Hi Samerahh,

    If you meet the requirements for the class go ahead and file a claim.

  8. Linda L Shipton says:

    I mailed my claim from in back in September. How do I know my claim from was received. Do we get any kind of confirmation it was received?

    ADMIN – Hi Linda,

    You can check with the class action administrator.

  9. Tyreik Johnson says:

    Good Morning,

    on the final hearing for 12/12/2018. And if it was approved, how long for the checks to be mailed.

    thanks,
    Tyreik

    ADMIN – Hi Tyreik,

    In most cases unless something comes up we see checks within 3 to 4 months.

  10. rhonda farrell says:

    I sent my reciepts and other requested documents in Sept. 2018 prior to the deadline. How long before I get a response about this class action law suit for the Passat VW Timing Chain Replacement?

    ADMIN – Hi Rhonda,

    Reach out to the class action administrator to obtain an update.

  11. Stephen G Tacia says:

    my father gave me a 2008 vw passat turbo before he died of a fatal car crash then not even 6 months after the timing chain went out and ruined my motor qualifies correct

    ADMIN – Hi Stephen,

    Did you use the tool provided to see if your car is included?

  12. Marshall A Kottke says:

    We are VW owners notified by VW. Had timing chain failure. Shouldn’t I have been contacted? How else would I know there was a lawsuit? Is there any way to still make a claim if one was not notified? Thanks.

    ADMIN – Hi Marshall, Sorry to hear that. However, we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the settlement/claims administrator of this case — we are only an online “newspaper” of various class action settlements involving various companies. So we have no direct connection to the cases we report about. As soon as we hear of open settlements, we post the news here; what happens to the settlement after that, we no longer post about. It’s up to our subscribers to follow up directly with their respective claims/settlement administrators and/or check directly on the settlement website (always linked above) for updates. Hope you eventually got in touch with the settlement admin.

  13. Growing impatient says:

    I submitted all the paperwork to be reimbursed the $2300 I paid to replace valves, rails, timing chain etc.
    I have called twice since the lawsuit was finalized. Both times I was told that VW is appealing the decision. When is the appeals process finished? I have been waiting for reimbursement for 10 months.

    ADMIN – Hello. The amount of time that it takes to get your rebate varies a lot. Sometimes it is as soon as 2 months after the settlement closing date. Sometimes it takes much longer. Also, please note that we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this case. We only post opportunities for potential Class Members of various settlements on this website. If you filed a claim and are waiting for your check, please check the settlement website for any updates on the issue, and/or contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are stated above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

  14. Nunya says:

    It’s been a year since I sent in my info. I am having doubts that this is really going to be paid out.

    ADMIN – Hi Nunya, Thanks for your message. However, since we are only a newspaper of class action settlements, we have no direct connection to the cases we report about. As soon as we hear of open settlements, we post the news here; what happens to the settlement after that, we no longer post about. It’s up to our subscribers to follow up directly with their respective claims/settlement administrators and/or check directly on the settlement website (always linked above) for updates. Hope you eventually got in touch with the settlement admin.

  15. Lisa Thomas says:

    We have a 2011 Tiguan. The vin # is eligible. Our only problem is that we cannot afford the dealer service. My husband did all the work with our son, as it was required per the warranty schedule. I was told to go ahead and try to file a claim, so I did on the last day we could. Did I just mess things up horribly?

    ADMIN – Hi Lisa, Thanks for your message. However, since we are only a newspaper of class action settlements, we have no direct connection to the cases we report about. As soon as we hear of open settlements, we post the news here; what happens to the settlement after that, we no longer post about. It’s up to our subscribers to follow up directly with their respective claims/settlement administrators and/or check directly on the settlement website (always linked above) for updates. Hope you eventually got in touch with the settlement admin.

  16. Yolanda Rodriguez says:

    Good Morning I wanted to check the status of my claim my name is Yolanda Rodriguez and my claim no. is 820001379. When can I expect to receive reimbursement for my repairs. Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Yolanda, The amount of time that it takes to get your rebate varies a lot. Sometimes it is as soon as 2 months after the settlement closing date. Sometimes it takes much longer. Also, please note that we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this case. We only post opportunities for potential Class Members of various settlements on this website. If you filed a claim and are waiting for your check, please check the settlement website for any updates on the issue, and/or contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are stated above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.

  17. Michael Wylie says:

    My Volkswagen timing chain went out in 2018 and I had to replace the entire engine. The car was only 4 years old and I was still making payments. The warranty was something like 5 years/50,000 miles and I was over the miles so I couldn’t use it. It cost me $8,100 to replace the engine using an authorized VW repair shop. I qualified for the rebate and provided the requested documentation in October 2018. They made me resubmit the documentation 3 times, each time saying I never submitted it. Then in June 2019 they sent a letter saying I was ineligible for not providing the requested documentation. I requested an attorney review, per their procedure. To date, I have received no response and no payment. What can I do?

    ADMIN – Hi Michael , Thanks for your message. However, since we are only a newspaper of class action settlements, we have no direct connection to the cases we report about. As soon as we hear of open settlements, we post the news here; what happens to the settlement after that, we no longer post about. It’s up to our subscribers to follow up directly with their respective claims/settlement administrators and/or check directly on the settlement website (always linked above) for updates. Hope you eventually got in touch with the settlement admin.

  18. Emily says:

    Am I SOL if I didn’t claim? I don’t recall receiving anything in the mail from Audi; purchased my vehicle May 2018. May 2019-present spent around $2.5k for timing related issues.

    ADMIN – Hi Emily, Thanks for your message. However, since we are only a newspaper of class action settlements, we have no direct connection to the cases we report about. As soon as we hear of open settlements, we post the news here; what happens to the settlement after that, we no longer post about. It’s up to our subscribers to follow up directly with their respective claims/settlement administrators and/or check directly on the settlement website (always linked above) for updates. Hope you eventually got in touch with the settlement admin.

  19. Jessica Cairo says:

    Hi, I have a 2012 VW CC with a damaged engine. Due to a bad tensioner, we took it to the dealer, and they wanted to charge $5000 to repair. The car is still in my possession and we have not repaired it. Would I be able to get compensation? I emailed VW when this happened and they told me they will not be able to help me.

    ADMIN – Hi Jessica, Sorry to hear all that. As a rule, if anyone misses the claims deadline, they can no longer file a claim for that particular settlement.  The claims deadline expired 01/25/2019. Also, please note that we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this case. We only post opportunities for potential Class Members of various settlements on this website. As a last resort, however, we recommend that eligible claimants check the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (“NAUPA”) website via www.unclaimed.org for updates on when late claimants can claim their funds. Best of luck.