Takata Air Bag Liability - Automotive Dealerships VW and Audi Settlement Antitrust Litigation

DID YOUR DEALERSHIP OR DEALER GROUP PURCHASE A VOLKSWAGEN OR AUDI, AS A TRADE-IN, AS AN OFF LEASE BUY, OR FROM AN AUCTION BETWEEN NOVEMBER 11, 2008 and SEPTEMBER 19, 2017?

You may be owed a payment for each eligible Vehicle that contained a qualifying Takata Air Bag Product as a result of a class action settlement.

Settlement Total
$42,000,000
Settlement Total
Eligible Purchase Dates
2/9/16 - through TBD
Eligible Purchase Dates
Deadline
TBD
Deadline

Background Information

These Settlements resolve claims that these Automobile Manufacturers produced, distributed, or sold certain vehicles containing allegedly defective inflators manufactured by Takata Corporation and TK Holdings, Inc. that allegedly could, upon deployment, rupture and expel debris or shrapnel into the occupant compartment or otherwise affect the airbag’s deployment, and that the Plaintiffs sustained economic losses as a result thereof.

Settlement Information


Filing Deadline: TBD


Settlement Amount+

Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Group of America,Inc., VW Credit, Inc., Audi AG, and Audi of America, LLC: $42,000,000


Who Are the Eligible Class Members?+

Your dealership may be eligible if it:

1) You owned and/or leased a Subject Vehicle distributed for sale or lease in the United States or any of its territories or possessions, as of the date of the issuance of the Preliminary Approval Order, or

2) Formerly owned and/or leased a Subject Vehicle distributed for sale or lease in the United States or any of its territories or possessions, and sold or returned, pursuant to a lease, a Subject Vehicle after February  9, 2016 through the date of the issuance of the Preliminary Approval Order

Excluded from this Class are: (a) Volkswagen, its officers, directors, and employees and outside counsel; its affiliates and affiliates’ officers, directors and employees; its distributors and distributors’ officers, directors and employees; and Volkswagen’s Dealers and their officers and directors; (b) Settlement Class Counsel, Plaintiffs’ counsel and their employees; (c) judicial officers and their immediate family members and associated court staff assigned to this case, any of the cases listed on Exhibit 1 to the Settlement Agreement, or the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; (d) Automotive Recyclers and their outside counsel and employees; and (e) persons or entities who or which timely and properly exclude themselves from the Class.


Claim Exclusions+

A branded Dealership may not claim any brand from the same manufactured "Brand Family" as a Settling Defendant.

  1. A VM Dealer may not claim a VW Vehicle
  2. An Audi Dealer may not claim an Audi Vehicle


Eligible VW Vehicles+

Eligible Vehicles must be on the list below and contain or contained Takata PSAN inflators in their driver or passenger front airbag that (i) have been recalled, or (ii) shall be recalled per the May 5, 2020 agreement between NHTSA and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. regarding Takata SDI-D inflators.

YEAR(S) & MODELS

Model Years
Make and Model
2009-2017
Volkswagen CC
2010-2016
Volkswagen Eos

2010-2014

Volkswagen Golf
2012-2015
Volkswagen Passat
2006-2008, 2010 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
2006-2008, 2010
Volkswagen Passat Wagon
2012-2019
VW Beetle
2012-2019
VW Beetle Convertible


Eligible Audi Vehicles+

YEAR(S) & MODELS

2006-2013 

Audi A3
2005-2008
Audi A4 Avant
2007-2009
Audi A4 Cabriolet
2005-2008  Audi A4 Sedan

2010-2012 

Audi A5 Cabriolet

2006-2011 

Audi A6 Avant

2005-2011 

Audi A6 Sedan

2009-2012 

Audi Q5

2017 

Audi R8 Coupe

2017

Audi R8 Spyder

2008 

Audi RS 4 Cabriolet

2007-2008 

Audi RS 4 Sedan

2005-2008 

Audi S4 Avant

2007-2009 

Audi S4 Cabriolet

2005-2008 

Audi S4 Sedan

2010-2012 

Audi S5 Cabriolet

2007-2011 

Audi S6 Sedan

2016-2017 

Audi TT Coupe
2016-2017 
Audi TT Roadster



Claim Period+

The Claim Period shall run as follows: (a) Class Members who sold, or returned pursuant to a lease, a Subject Vehicle prior to the Preliminary Approval Order, shall have one year from the Effective Date to submit aRegistration/Claim Form; and (b) Class Members who owned or leased a Subject Vehicle on the date of the issuance of the Preliminary Approval Order shall have one year from the Effective Date or one year from the date of the performance of the Recall Remedy on their Subject Vehicle, whichever is later, to submit a Registration/Claim Form, but no Registration/Claim Forms may be submitted after the Final Registration/Claim Deadline

Effective Date means the latest of the following dates on which the Final Judgment becomes final, unless Settlement Class Counsel and Volkswagen agree in writing to an earlier date: 61 days after the date when the Final Judgment is entered, if no appeal is timely filed or if no motion to extend the time for filing an appeal has been filed; or if only a motion to extend the time to file an appeal is filed within60 days after the Final Judgment is entered, the date on which the motion to extend is denied; or if any appeal is taken from the Final Judgment, the date on which all appeals therefrom, including petitions for rehearing or reargument, petitions for rehearing en banc and petitions for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States or any other formof review, have been finally disposed of in a manner that affirms the Final Judgment; or if Settlement Class Counsel and Volkswagen agree in writing, any other agreed date.

Disclaimer

Class members are not required to sign up with any third-party service in order to participate in the monetary relief, but may instead file their claim directly with the Class Administrator. No-cost assistance will be available from the Class Administrator and Class Counsel during the claims-filing period. For additional information class members may visit court approved website for this case, https://www.autoairbagsettlement.com/en.

Please note this website and its contents are not substitutes for legal advice. Nothing in this website should be construed as legal advice. Class Action Settlement House, LLC works with companies to assist them in the filing of claims in various class action settlements. However, Class Action Settlement House, LLC is not a law firm and cannot provide legal representation or legal advice. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact counsel of your choice to obtain legal advice.

 

Receive More Information

Receive more information on this case by completing the form below.