If your Audi has repeated problems that won’t go away, then Audi, a division of Volkswagen, may have sold you a lemon.
Knight Law Group can help. We can answer any questions you have about your potentially defective Audi. If you decide to go forward with a lemon law case, we can offer free legal representation and help you get cash compensation, a vehicle replacement or a lemon law buyback under the California Lemon Law. Though not all lemon law cases for Audi vehicles are the same, many Audi vehicles may have similar problems.
Top 8 Audi Issues
Auto manufacturers will sometimes release faulty cars, trucks and other vehicles to the public. Audi is no exception. Owners of Audi vehicles should look out for the following signs:
- ◦ Loss of Power While Driving
- ◦ Electrical Issues
- ◦ Steering Locks Up
- ◦ Engine Failure
- ◦ Vehicle Thumps
- ◦ Transmission Failure
- ◦ Shudders and Jerks While Driving
- ◦ Check Engine Light Turns On
If these symptoms or any other vehicle problems repeatedly appear, your Audi may be a lemon. Learn more about what the lemon law can do for you. If you want to seek legal remedies from your auto manufacturer, consult an attorney to discuss your lemon law rights.
How Does The Lemon Law Protect My Audi?
Your faulty vehicle may qualify as a “lemon” under the California Lemon Law if it has repeated problems that won’t disappear after a reasonable number of repair attempts.
The California Lemon Law considers vehicle problems to be defects if they negatively impact the vehicles’ use, safety or value. It does not set a number that is considered “reasonable.”
If you’d like to know whether you have had a reasonable number of repair attempts, consult with our lemon law attorneys about your case.
Under the California Lemon Law, consumers are eligible for three possible remedies: cash compensation, a replacement vehicle, or a full refund for their vehicle, minus an amount called the “mileage offset.” Money paid to consumers usually includes attorneys’ fees and costs.
The statute of limitations is four years from when you first discover a potential defect in your vehicle. If you think your Audi is a lemon, don’t hesitate. Audi, like other auto manufacturers, has a track record of misconduct against consumers. You just might be one of them.
Audi’s Diesel Scandal
Audi’s parent company was recently sued for allegations of cheating fuel economy tests and overstating its vehicles’ fuel economy in its marketing. According to the suit, the parent company installed software in the transmission control units. The gears shifted more slowly in test environments than it did in real world driving situations, which allowed for an overestimation of fuel economy by 1 mpg. The misleading marketing cost Volkswagen $96 million at the end of the lawsuit.
This is neither the first time Audi’s parent company resorted to cheating software nor the first time that it had run into problems with fuel efficiency. Volkswagen became notorious for the “Dieselgate” scandal, in which Volkswagen had installed software that allowed its diesel vehicles to pass federal and state emissions tests. When other parties performed subsequent tests on these diesel vehicles, they discovered that these vehicles emit close to 40 times the legal limit of certain toxic gases. Volkswagen had cheated on emissions tests because Volkswagen, aiming to sell to an American market, had to comply with stricter emissions regulations. However, legitimate and legal means of reducing emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) resulted in a decrease of fuel efficiency.
Though the parent company eventually admitted to cheating, it had not admitted to other claims that some litigants made about Volkswagen or Audi vehicles. Some Audi vehicles allegedly suffer engine failure due to defective water pumps, a claim that Volkswagen has denied throughout litigation pertaining to the alleged defect. Affected Audi models include 2008–2013 Audi A3, 2009–2014 Audi A4, 2009–2014 Audi A5, 2011–2014 Audi Q5, 2012–2014 Audi A6 and 2009–2014 Audi TT vehicles.
Along with Audi as a division, Volkswagen Group also controls Volkswagen. Read the other division’s page to learn more about the parent company’s misconduct via its other brands.
Our Experience Against Audi Makes The Difference
If your Audi has a recurring defect that the dealership could not fix, contact us to learn more about your lemon law rights. Knight Law Group has represented thousands of clients in cases against major automakers and obtained large settlements. Our services come at no charge to you. We only get paid if you win.