A class action lawsuit was filed alleging that 2019 Jetta and 2018-2020 Tiguan vehicles equipped with an Aisin AWF8F35 8-speed automatic transmission contain defects in the torque converter. This class action lawsuit has recently been settled.
Jetta and Tiguan Transmission Problems
As first reported by LegalScoops, vehicle owners allege a defective torque converter in the Aisin AWF8F35 8-speed automatic transmission experience hesitation, noises, banging into gear, grinding, hard and sudden shifts, broken seals and fluid leaks.
According to the allegations VW calibrated the Aisin AWF8F35 8-speed automatic transmission’s software to engage higher gears at insufficient speeds and insufficient revolutions per minute. VW additionally programmed the torque converter to lock up at insufficient speeds and at insufficient RPMs. The torque converter was stressed by this programming.
Due to defects in the torque converter, 2019 Jetta and 2018-2020 Tiguan owners may experience transmission failure.
Volkswagen Jetta and Tiguan Models Affected
The number of cars sold or leased in the U.S. that are within the Class definition, based on publicly available data is approximately 424,000 vehicles.
All 2018 to 2020 Volkswagen Tiguans and 2019 Volkswagen Jettas equipped with the Aisin AWF8F35 8-speed automatic transmission and are included in the settlement. The following Volkswagen models are affected by this defect:
Status of the Volkswagen Jetta and Tiguan Defect Class Action Litigation
Parrish et al. v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., et al, Case No. 8:19-cv-01148-DSF-KES, was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on June 10, 2019. This lawsuit is now settled.
Volkswagen Jetta and Tiguan Defect Class Action Settlement Details
Parrish et al. v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., et al, Case No. 8:19-cv-01148-DSF-KES, was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on June 10, 2019. A fourth amended complaint was filed on June 30, 2020.
Complaint filed on behalf of a class of all purchasers or lessees of 2019 Volkswagen Jetta or 2018-2020 Volkswagen Tiguan equipped with an Aisin AWF8F35 8-Speed Automatic Transmission.
What Action Volkswagen Jetta and Tiguan Owners Need to Take
The Volkswagen Jetta and Tiguan transmission defect lawsuit has recently been settled. Plaintiffs have filed a Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement, with the hearing set for January 24, 2022. Notice of this class action settlement will be sent out to consumers Spring 2022, with a deadline to opt-out of the settlement set for late Spring 2022.
Questions About This Settlement?
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Last Updated on April 2, 2022
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