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It is alleged that VW and Audi have concealed an engine defect that can cause sudden engine failure.
An overwhelming number of 2008-2012 VW and Audi cars with 2.0 TSI engines have reportedly experienced partial or complete engine failure. These problems are caused by faulty “timing chain tensioners”, a piece of the engine responsible for ensuring the intake and exhaust valves operate in the necessary synchronization. When the valves are not in sync, they crash into the pistons, causing harm to either the valves, the pistons, or both. This damage inevitably causes partial or complete engine failure, making it necessary for consumers to have to pay to repair, or in many cases, even replace their VW or Audi engines.
What is perhaps the most concerning revelation is that VW and Audi appear to have been aware of this defect, yet continued to sell and profit off of these cars. Even the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration published multiple technical service bulletins warning drivers of the concern. Yet VW and Audi did not recall the cars nor did they offer to repair or replace engines. Instead, they continued to sell the vehicles, allegedly with knowledge that the faulty engines could fail at any time, potentially with devastating consequences.
If you or someone you know purchased or leased a 2008 to 2012 VW or Audi car with 2.0 TSI engines, we can help. Contact us today.