Welcome to the Settlement Website for the Audi Electric (after-run) Coolant Pump Settlement
If you are a current or past owner or lessee of certain Audi vehicles, you may be eligible for benefits under a class action settlement.
A nationwide class action settlement, Sager et al. v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:18-cv-13556, was granted preliminary approval by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on December 8, 2020. The Settlement resolves a putative class action lawsuit related to the Electric (after-run) Coolant Pump in certain Audi vehicles purchased or leased in the United States and Puerto Rico.
If you now lease or own, or used to lease or own, certain Audi vehicles that are equipped with a factory installed Electric (after-run) Coolant Pump, you may be entitled to benefits afforded by this Settlement. The lawsuit claimed that the Electric (after-run) Coolant Pump in certain Audi vehicles contained a defect that could potentially lead to a malfunction and is the subject of certain voluntary recalls. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., (“VWGoA”) has denied Plaintiffs’ claims. The Court has not decided in favor of Plaintiffs or Defendant. Instead, both sides agreed to a Settlement with no decision or admission of who is right or wrong. Class Counsel represent Plaintiffs and all other Settlement Class Members, and believe that the Settlement provides substantial benefits and serves the interests of the Settlement Class.
This website features more information about the lawsuit and the proposed Settlement, including Settlement Class Members’ rights and options, the benefits available under the Settlement, important dates and deadlines, frequently asked questions, and important case documents.
The Settlement Class includes:
All persons or entities who purchased or leased a Settlement Class Vehicle imported and distributed by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. for sale or lease in the United States of America and Puerto Rico.
Excluded from the Settlement Class are (a) anyone claiming personal injury, property damage, and/or subrogation; (b) all Judges who have presided over the Action, and their spouses; (c) all current employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Volkswagen Group Companies, and their family members; (d) any affiliate, parent, or subsidiary of Defendants and any entity in which Defendants have a controlling interest; (e) anyone who purchased a Settlement Class Vehicle for the purpose of commercial resale; (f) anyone who purchased a Settlement Class Vehicle with a salvage title and/or any insurance company who acquired a Settlement Class Vehicle as a result of a total loss; (g) any insurer of a Settlement Class Vehicle; (h) any owners or lessees of Settlement Class Vehicles that were not manufactured for export specifically into the United States of America or Puerto Rico and were not imported or distributed by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.; and (i) any Settlement Class Member who filed a timely and proper request for exclusion from the Settlement Class.