Volkswagen Timing Chain Tensioner Defect – Class Action Investigation
McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP is investigating a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers who own model years 2008-2013 Volkswagens with 2.0L gasoline engines. It has been alleged that the timing chain tensioner is defective and eventually fails due to no fault of the consumer. The timing chain links the crankshaft to the camshaft and, when properly tensioned, ensures the valves and the pistons operate in sync. When the timing chain fails, the valves will begin to collide with the pistons and the engine may begin to rattle or fail to start. Eventually, an improperly tensioned timing chain will cause catastrophic engine failure.
It has also been alleged that Volkswagen has been aware of the defective nature of the timing chain tensioner for years but has failed to inform consumers of the defect and routinely blames the timing chain tensioner failure on improper maintenance. It has been further alleged that in late 2012, a production change was implemented to remedy the defect but Volkswagen failed to inform consumers of the production change.
If you or someone you know purchased or leased a 2008-2013 Volkswagen with a 2.0L gasoline engine and experienced a failure or repair of the timing chain tensioner, please contact us.