John Dewey, Jacqueline Delguercio, et al v.
Volkswagen of America, Inc. et al.

Case Nos. 07-CV-2249-FSH-PS and 07-CV-2361-FSH-PS (consolidated)

Welcome to the Informational Website for the Water Ingress Settlement.

UPDATE

Settlement Update, March 18, 2014

On February 12, 2014 a three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (“Third Circuit”) affirmed the approval of the revised settlement. On March 10, 2014 the Third Circuit denied the objectors’ request for a rehearing of the order affirming the revised settlement by the three judge panel and/or all the Judges of the Third Circuit. It is possible that the objectors may apply for further review by the United States Supreme Court on or before June 8, 2014. If further review is not requested, or is denied, payments will be made pursuant to the settlement agreement.

Settlement Update, April 11, 2013

The revised settlement was approved by the District Court on December 14, 2012. Two class members retained attorneys to object to the settlement, claiming that the Magistrate Judge who approved the settlement should not have done so. They are also objecting to the part of the decision awarding Class counsel their fees and expenses. The case is now before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. It is impossible to predict the exact time frame for the appeal to be concluded, but it is likely to be concluded in 2013. In the event the settlement is upheld on appeal, the reimbursement payments will then be issued shortly thereafter.

In May 2010, Class Members were notified of the proposed settlement. Since that time, some provisions of that settlement were challenged on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

In a decision issued May 31, 2012, the Third Circuit rejected most of these challenges, but sustained some of them. In response to this decision, the parties have amended the Agreement of Settlement.

As amended, the Settlement now offers certain Class Members who were previously not allowed to file a claim for reimbursement an opportunity to claim reimbursement for certain water related expenses.

If you owned or leased any of the vehicles listed below as of March 24, 2010, click HERE to obtain important further information, including claim requirements and deadlines.

** 2005 - 2008 AUDI A4 B7 PLATFORM VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SUNROOF (VINS IN MY 2005 WITH “8E” IN POSITION 7 AND 8 AND ALSO “A” OR ”D” OR ”K” OR ”G” IN POSITION 4) (INCLUDING S AND RS VERSIONS)
** 1997 AUDI A6 C4 VEHICLES
** 2005 - 2009 AUDI A6 C6 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SUNROOF (VINS WITH "4A" OR "4F" IN POSITION 7 AND 8) (INCLUDING S AND RS VERSIONS)
** 1997 - 2009 AUDI A8 VEHICLES (INCLUDING S VERSIONS)
** 1998 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 VEHICLES
** 1998 - 2000 AND 2007-2009 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE (VIN 3VW---1C-7M514779 OR HIGHER) VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SUNROOF
** 1997 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA A3 (VIN WITH “1H” IN POSITION 7 AND 8), 1997-1999 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA A3 (VIN WITH "1W" IN POSITION 7 AND 8), 1999 - 2000 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA A4 (VIN WITH “9M” IN POSITION 7 AND 8) AND 2008 - 2009 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA A5 VEHICLES (VIN WITH “1K” IN POSITION 7 AND 8) EQUIPPED WITH SUNROOF
** 1997 VOLKWAGEN GOLF/GTI A3 (VIN WITH “1H” IN POSITION 7 AND 8), 1997 - 1999 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF/GTI A3 (VIN WITH “1W” IN POSITION 7 AND 8), 1999 - 2000 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF/GTI A4 (VIN WITH “1J” IN POSITION 7 and 8) AND 2008 - 2009 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF/GTI A5 VEHICLES (VIN WITH “1K” IN POSITION 7 AND 8) EQUIPPED WITH SUNROOF
** 1997 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B4 AND 2006 - 2009 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B6 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SUNROOF
** 2004 - 2009 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG VEHICLES

If your Settlement Class vehicle is not listed above, your rights have not changed. Click HERE for more information.