On May 29, 2015, the court entered an order finally approving the parties’ settlement of this action and awarding attorneys’ fees, costs, and incentive awards. The settlement will no longer be subject to appeal on June 28, 2015. Payments to qualified Settlement Class Members are expected to be mailed in September 2015.
This website provides information about a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit claiming that certain 2009-2011 Audi vehicles consumed excessive or improper amounts of engine oil. The Lawsuit claims that Settlement Class Vehicles were improperly designed, manufactured, distributed, marketed, advertised, and sold, that consumer statues were violated and applicable warranties were breached. The Lawsuit seeks certification of a nationwide class of all present and former purchasers and lessees of Settlement Class Vehicles in the United States or Puerto Rico to pursue these claims.
Defendants have expressly denied these claims. Defendants maintain that the Settlement Class Vehicles do not consume excessive amounts of engine oil and are not defective. Defendants maintain that the Settlement Class Vehicles function(ed) in a proper manner, were properly designed, manufactured, distributed, marketed, advertised, warranted and sold, and that Defendants did not violate any warranties, statutes or laws.
Without any admission of liability or wrongdoing on the part of Defendants, the Court has preliminarily approved a settlement of the Lawsuit pursuant to which benefits will be made available to past and present owners or lesees of Settlement Class Vehicles.
If the settlement is approved, Audi has agreed to provide settlement benefits which are further described in the Commonly Asked Questions portion of this webpage.
The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing at 10 a.m. May 4, 2015 at the United States District Court for the Central District of California. At this hearing the Court will consider whether the Settlement is fair, reasonable and adequate. If there are objections, the Court will consider them. The Court may listen to people who have asked to speak at the hearing. The Court may also decide how much to pay Class Counsel and whether to approve service awards. After the hearing,the Court will decide whether to approve the Settlement. We do not know how long it will take for the Court to make its decision.