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Just received information on class action lawsuit against volkswagen.

If you purchased or leased, new or used one of the vehicles listed below, your rights could be affected:

· 2001-2007 Volkswagen New Beetle equipped with sunroof (VIN below 3VW---1C-7M514779)
· 2001-2007 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan or Wagon equipped with sunroof
· 2001-2007 Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen GTI equipped with sunroof
· 1999-2005 Volkswagen Passat.
· 1997-2006 Audi A4 B5 and B6 Platforms (including Cabrio, S and RS versions).
· 1998-2005 Audi A6 C5 Platform (including Allroad, S and RS versions)

Current owners or leasers:
· 1998-2000 and 2007-2009 Volkswagen New Beetle equipped with sunroof (VIN 3VW---1C-7M514779 or higher)
· 1997-2000, and 2008-2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan or Wagon equipped with sunroof
· 1997-2000 Volkswagen Golf/GTI and 2008 - 2009 Volkswagen Golf/GTI equipped with sunroof
· 1997 and 2006-2009 Volkswagen Passat equipped with sunroof
· 1998 Volkswagen Passat
· 2004-2009 Volkswagen Touareg
· 2005-2008 Audi A4 B7 equipped with sunroof (including S and RS versions)
· 1997 and 2005-2009 Audi A6 C6 platform equipped with sunroof (including S and RS versions)
· 1997-2009 Audi A8 (including S versions)

Pursuant to the settlement terms, owners and lessees of the various subclasses of Settlement Class Vehicles may receive different levels of relief.

All Class Members who currently own or lease Settlement Class Vehicle will receive Revised Maintenance Schedules recommending inspection (and cleaning if necessary) of the plenum drain systems, and sunroof drain systems (where applicable) every 40,000 miles or every 2 years, whichever comes first and additional reminders that these areas should be periodically checked for and kept clear of accumulations of foreign matter and debris.

Some Class Members will be eligible to request reimbursement of certain costs and damages sustained as a result of water ingress though the sunroof drain systems and/or plenum drain systems, from an $8 million dollar Reimbursement Fund.

Some Class Members will be eligible to have their sunroof drain systems modified and inspected through an instituted Service Action that adresses water ingress issues.


More details regarding the relief available to you can be found in your Notice and on this website. You may also contact the Settlement Administrator by email: [email protected] or by calling the toll-free number: 1-877-740-6992.

Go to https://wateringresssettlement.com/ for more info.
 

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I was just gonna put up a thread - Did your CCM drown? You're gonna get $$$! - I figured that would get em flocking in. :)

I didn't have any problems myself but this is great news for those who did. It even says that you don't need documentation of repair costs! Just sign the affidavit on the reverse. (in the letter you're going to get)
 

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This is great news - I have documentation of $3,493.08 in repair costs (what a nightmare!). About 2/3 was covered by my insurance company, I'm going to submit a claim for the rest. Of course, I'm going to end up spending any money I get back on more car repairs.. :)
 

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My CCM drowned, but I recently started chucking receipts after I sold the B5! :mad:

Hope I still have this one somewhere...
 

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I haven't recieved letters for either of my cars. I had the issue on both of them as well. :wrench:
 

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I guess i have been kinda lucky. I havent had any water damage as of yet, but I did get the letter in the mail today. I think that I am still going to cut those nipples like everyone has said i should do cause I do not want any clogging problems in the future!
 

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I guess i have been kinda lucky. I havent had any water damage as of yet, but I did get the letter in the mail today. I think that I am still going to cut those nipples like everyone has said i should do cause I do not want any clogging problems in the future!
The nipples are a separate thing from this issue. the nipples go to the sunroof, this lawsuit covers the plenum in the engine compartment.
 

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Some Class Members will be eligible to request reimbursement of certain costs and damages sustained as a result of water ingress though the sunroof drain systems and/or plenum drain systems, from an $8 million dollar Reimbursement Fund.
It covers both actually.
 

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I just received the same mailing. Can I put in a claim for the B5.5 battery bay cover I bought and modified to fit my B5? It helps keep the leaves out and redirects some of the rainwater away from the battery bay.
 

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Edit: Just got home and checked the mail. Recieved two individual letters for both cars. Both letters had the same content even though the B5 has a sunroof, whereas the 5.5 does not. will be claiming the damage done to the car, I think that is the first thing VW has reimbursed me for. Never got back to me on the whole Carlsbad VW problem. I have 50/50 hopes as to whether I will recieve any money before I am cashing in my social security chekcs. :lol:
 

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This is great news! I'm going to take my Passat in to VW Waterloo soon and get them to service my drain system. I'm very pleased about this because I have had the wet carpet problem before but lucky no electrical issues...yet.
 

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got a question about this, has anyone who has some...well, less then dealer-friendly mods :lol: taken theirs to the dealer for a recall and run into problems from the dealership? You know, mods like cutting an intake hose in half to relocate the DV, or bypassing the N75 with a MBC or maybe removed the sway bar :thumbup:

Though I don't think it should matter for something like this I would hate to set myself up lol
 

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funny, the lawsuit is against VAG, and Volkwagen America, Audi, and Volkswagen of Mexico. Canada is off the hook from this settlement it seems.
 

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i have a question as well.... we received this letter as well. im just confused as to what its for and what it means i can/should do. i cant say we've had any electrical or wet carpet issues so maybe nothing is wrong. the only thing thats kinda odd is ever once in a while we can hear what sounds like water moving around (sounds like its coming from the direction of the dash) when we start moving. mainly notice the sound once we back out of the driveway and star down the road... could this be related? just unclear on the situation at hand....
 

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I got my letters yesterday, for the '00 and '04. I must say, VW seems much better at getting these out to everyone in a timely manner than other brands I've owned. Unfortunately, it's probably because they've had so much practice.
 
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