Welcome to the Information Website for the Engine Water Pump Settlement

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 will hold a hearing on March 26, 2020 to determine whether to grant final approval of the Settlement. 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 To receive a reimbursement of certain previously paid out-of-pocket repair expenses under the Settlement. All Claims must be submitted either by first class mail postmarked by April 30, 2020, or online through this website by April 30, 2020. Further details on how, what is required for, and to whom the Claim Form and Supporting Documentation must be submitted, are contained in the Class Notice and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which you can access on this website.
Exclude Yourself If you do not want to be part of the Settlement Class. You will not receive any of the benefits from this Settlement, and will keep your right to start or remain in any other lawsuit relating to the primary engine water pump in your vehicle. If you wish to exclude yourself from the Settlement, you must submit a request for exclusion either by first class mail postmarked by February 14, 2020, or through this website by February 14, 2020. A link to exclude yourself online and further details on how, what is required for, and to whom a request for exclusion must be submitted, are contained in the Class Notice and the FAQs, which you can access on this website.
Object If you want to submit a written statement to the Court about why you don’t like the Settlement. If you wish to object to the Settlement, you must file your objection with the Court by February 14, 2020. Further details on what is required for you to object to the Settlement and how to file your objection with the Court are contained in the Class Notice and the FAQs, which you can access on this website.
Attend Fairness Hearing Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. The Court will review the Settlement on May 14, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. PDT. If you would like to attend you must submit your request by February 14, 2020.
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 submit 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.