Welcome to the Information Website for the Engine Water Pump Settlement


Notice

On October 15, 2020, the Court entered an order extending to February 10, 2021 the deadline for the Settlement Administrator to complete processing and review of all Claims and to issue payments for complete Claims that are approved for payment. This extension was necessitated by unanticipated delays in mail delivery and the ability of the Settlement Administrator to process Claims, resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The delay occurred through no fault of the parties or their counsel. The Settlement Administrator is working diligently to process and review the Claims. If you have any questions about the status of your Claim, please feel free to contact the Settlement Administrator at 877-363-7829.


A class action settlement, known as Coffeng, et al. v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Civil Action No. 3:17-cv-01825-JD was granted preliminary approval by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on August 29, 2019. The Settlement resolves a lawsuit related to the primary engine water pump in certain Volkswagen and Audi vehicles, listed below, purchased or leased in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The Court held a Final Approval Hearing on May 14, 2020, and determined that the Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. Final Approval of the Settlement was granted on June 10, 2020. This website contains information about the lawsuit, the Settlement, its terms and available benefits, your legal rights, important dates and deadlines including deadlines and procedures for submitting a claim for reimbursement and filing any objections to or requests for exclusion from the Settlement, frequently asked questions, pertinent documents including the Settlement Agreement, the Class Notices, Claim Forms, certain motions and orders relating to the Settlement, and other important information.

You are included in the Engine Water Pump Settlement if you are a person or entity who purchased or leased a Settlement Class Vehicle. The Settlement Class Vehicles are certain of the following model and model year Volkswagen and Audi vehicles, equipped with a 2.0 liter EA888 engine and a factory installed primary engine water pump, whose Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) are included in the VIN lookup database. You can access the VIN lookup database by clicking below to see if your vehicle is included in the Settlement:


Volkswagen ModelsAudi Models
Certain 2008-2014 model year GTI* Certain 2008-2013 model year A3*
Certain 2008-2014 model year Jetta* Certain 2009-2014 model year A4*
Certain 2009-2014 model year EOS* Certain 2009-2014 model year A5*
Certain 2009-2014 model year CC (CCF)*Certain 2011-2014 model year Q5*
Certain 2009-2014 model year Tiguan* Certain 2012-2014 model year A6*
Certain 2008-2010 model year Passat* Certain 2009-2014 model year TT*
Certain 2012-2014 model year Beetle*

*Subject to confirmation that your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is covered by the Settlement and that your vehicle is one of the Settlement Class Vehicles. To check if your VIN is covered by the Settlement click here.



Class Members’ Legal Rights and Options
Submit a Claim Form with Supporting Documentation The deadline to submit a Claim Form by April 30, 2020, has passed. Any Claims postmarked after the Claim Filing Deadline will be considered late and denied.
Exclude Yourself The court-ordered deadline to exclude yourself was February 14, 2020. If you chose not to exclude yourself, you will be legally bound by anything that happened in this lawsuit.
Object The court ordered deadline to object was February 14, 2020.
Attend Fairness Hearing The Fairness Hearing was held on May 14, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. PDT.
Do Nothing If your vehicle is included, you will be staying in the Settlement Class, and will have the right to obtain the benefits of the Settlement including any reimbursement for previously paid out-of-pocket repair expenses, pursuant to the terms, if you submitted a timely and qualifying claim. You will be bound by the release of claims and any orders and judgments relating to the Settlement, and will not be able to start or remain part of any lawsuit pertaining to the primary engine water pump in your vehicle.