Today, July 29, 2019, Volkswagen is offering reimbursement for previous tire rotations and offering free tire rotations thanks to a class-action lawsuit filed in Florida. Volkswagen was accused of knowingly selling cars with defective suspensions. The car manufacturer settled for $57 million to end the federal class-action lawsuit. This includes $7.7 million in attorneys fees and $2500 in awards for the class representatives of the case.
OE Continental ContiProContact Tires in sizes 235/40R18 and 235/45R17 are eligible for $254 and $208 respectively to make up for out-of-pocket costs. However, you are only eligible if the tires had to be replaced after less than 35,000 miles. Originally, VW was charged with more, but the judge decided that some of these charges were out of the statute of limitations.
Did VW Take Responsibility?
Volkswagen did not admit the claims were valid at any point and claims no wrongdoing at all. However, this settlement releases them from the claims made by the class. The Models affected were 2009 CC models and newer ones. The defective suspension made it so the wheels could not be adjusted when they slowly become out of alignment. This causes faster wear and tear on the car. Apparently, VW knew about this problem all along and just told dealerships and repair shops to replace the tires.
Did a Manufacturers Negligence Cause You Harm?
Much too often, manufacturers take advantage of the consumer’s trust in their brand. Their carelessness can cost you money, or even worse. If you are in this situation, you need an experienced product liability attorney. Villarreal and Begum know exactly how to deal with these negligent companies to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the Texas Law Guns for your free consultation to see how we can help you and your case. Our phone lines are always open and you can contact us online at any time.