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Welcome to the Informational Website for the Volkswagen/Audi Settlement

A $42 million settlement has been proposed with Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., VW Credit, Inc., Audi AG, and Audi of America, LLC (collectively “Volkswagen”). The Settlement resolves claims that Volkswagen manufactured, 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 and/or otherwise affect the airbag’s deployment, and that the Plaintiffs sustained economic losses as a result thereof. The Court preliminarily approved the Settlement on November 10, 2021.

Volkswagen denies and continues to deny that it has violated any law, and denies that it engaged in any and all wrongdoing with respect to the manufacture, distribution, or sale of the Subject Vehicles. Both sides in the lawsuit agreed to a settlement to avoid the cost and risk of further litigation, including a potential trial, and so that the Class Members can get benefits, in exchange for releasing Volkswagen and the Released Parties from liability.

This economic loss class action Settlement Class includes:

  • All persons or entities who or which owned and/or leased, on November 10, 2021, Subject Vehicles distributed for sale or lease in the United States or any of its territories or possessions; and
  • All persons or entities who or which formerly owned and/or leased Subject Vehicles distributed for sale or lease in the United States or any of its territories or possessions, and who or which sold or returned, pursuant to a lease, the Subject Vehicles after February 9, 2016, and before November 10, 2021.

The Volkswagen Settlement does not involve claims for personal injury or property damage to any property other than the Subject Vehicles.

Important Note: Some vehicles included in the Settlement will be recalled at a later date. Your receipt of a Settlement Notice does not mean your vehicle is subject to a recall. Please refer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, www.nhtsa.gov, Volkswagen's website, www.vw.com/en/recalls, or Audi's website, www.audiusa.com/us/web/en/compliance/takata for the latest information about Takata recalls and to determine if your vehicle is subject to a recall.

Important Dates

  • November 9 , 2021
    Preliminary Approval Hearing
  • February 14, 2022
    Exclusion (Opt-Out) Deadline
  • February 14, 2022
    Objection Deadline
  • March 7, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
    Final Approval (“Fairness”) Hearing