Welcome to the Settlement Website for the Audi Electric (after-run) Coolant Pump Settlement

If you are a current or past owner or lessee of certain Audi vehicles, you may be eligible for benefits under a class action settlement.

A nationwide class action settlement, Sager et al. v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Civil Action No. 2:18-cv-13556, was granted preliminary approval by the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey on December 8, 2020. The Settlement resolves a putative class action lawsuit related to the Electric (after-run) Coolant Pump in certain Audi vehicles purchased or leased in the United States and Puerto Rico.

If you now lease or own, or used to lease or own, certain Audi vehicles that are equipped with a factory installed Electric (after-run) Coolant Pump, you may be entitled to benefits afforded by this Settlement. The lawsuit claimed that the Electric (after-run) Coolant Pump in certain Audi vehicles contained a defect that could potentially lead to a malfunction and is the subject of certain voluntary recalls. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., (“VWGoA”) has denied Plaintiffs’ claims. The Court has not decided in favor of Plaintiffs or Defendant. Instead, both sides agreed to a Settlement with no decision or admission of who is right or wrong. Class Counsel represent Plaintiffs and all other Settlement Class Members, and believe that the Settlement provides substantial benefits and serves the interests of the Settlement Class.

This website features more information about the lawsuit and the proposed Settlement, including Settlement Class Members’ rights and options, the benefits available under the Settlement, important dates and deadlines, frequently asked questions, and important case documents.


Settlement Class Vehicles

The vehicles involved in the Settlement – called “Settlement Class Vehicles” - include the following model and model year Audi vehicles that were distributed by VWGoA in the United States and Puerto Rico:

  • Certain 2013-2016 model year Audi A4 Sedan & Allroad*
  • Certain 2013-2017 model year Audi A5 Sedan & Cabriolet*
  • Certain 2013-2017 model year Audi Q5*
  • Certain 2012-2015 model year Audi A6*

*Not every vehicle of these years and models is covered by the Settlement. You can confirm whether your vehicle is a Settlement Class Vehicle by entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of your vehicle here.


The Settlement Class includes:

All persons or entities who purchased or leased a Settlement Class Vehicle imported and distributed by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. for sale or lease in the United States of America and Puerto Rico.

Excluded from the Settlement Class are (a) anyone claiming personal injury, property damage, and/or subrogation; (b) all Judges who have presided over the Action, and their spouses; (c) all current employees, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Volkswagen Group Companies, and their family members; (d) any affiliate, parent, or subsidiary of Defendants and any entity in which Defendants have a controlling interest; (e) anyone who purchased a Settlement Class Vehicle for the purpose of commercial resale; (f) anyone who purchased a Settlement Class Vehicle with a salvage title and/or any insurance company who acquired a Settlement Class Vehicle as a result of a total loss; (g) any insurer of a Settlement Class Vehicle; (h) any owners or lessees of Settlement Class Vehicles that were not manufactured for export specifically into the United States of America or Puerto Rico and were not imported or distributed by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.; and (i) any Settlement Class Member who filed a timely and proper request for exclusion from the Settlement Class.

Class Members’ Legal Rights and Options
Do Nothing

You are not required to do anything to remain in the Class. You will be bound by the Settlement if the Court approves it. You may be eligible to qualify for one or all of the following benefits afforded by the Settlement:

  1. a free warranty extension to cover repair or replacement by an authorized Audi dealer of a failed turbocharger during certain time and mileage periods. This benefit applies to all qualifying Settlement Class Vehicles and no claim form is required;
  2. reimbursement for certain out-of-pocket expenses previously paid for past repair or replacement of Electric (After-Run) Coolant Pumps if you submit a valid, complete and timely claim; and/or
  3. reimbursement for certain past rental car expenses incurred during the time that a particular recall (Recall 19O2) was being performed on your Settlement Class Vehicle if you submit a valid, complete, and timely claim.

The terms and criteria for eligibility of the Settlement benefits are set forth in the Class Notice and reiterated in FAQs 4, 5 and 6.

Submit a Claim for Reimbursement If eligible, Settlement Class Members may submit a completed and signed Claim Form for reimbursement for past qualifying out-of-pocket expenses and/or rental car expenses, together with the required supporting documentation, to the Coolant Pump Claim Administrator, P.O. Box 4418, Portland, OR 97208-4418. You will need to follow the instructions, requirements, and deadline for submitting a claim for reimbursement, as set forth in the Class Notice and reiterated in FAQ 7. All claims for reimbursement must be sent by U.S. First-Class Mail postmarked no later than June 26, 2021.
Exclude Yourself If you want to exclude yourself from the Settlement, you will not receive any of the benefits of the Settlement. You will need to follow the instructions, requirements, and deadline for submitting a request for exclusion, as set forth in the Class Notice and reiterated in FAQ 11. A request for exclusion must be sent to the Claim Administrator, Class Counsel, and Defense Counsel by U.S. Mail postmarked no later than May 12, 2021. If you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you will not be legally bound by anything that happens in this Lawsuit, and since you will also not be entitled to any of the settlement’s benefits, you cannot submit a Claim Form for reimbursement.
Tell the Court That You Like, or Object to, the Settlement If you do not request to be excluded from the Settlement, you may submit to the Court a written statement that you like, or that you object to, any or all aspects of the Settlement, Class Counsel’s requests for Fees and Expenses, and/or Class Counsel’s request for Settlement Class representative service awards. If you wish to do either, you must follow the instructions, requirements, and deadline set forth in the Class Notice and reiterated in FAQ 16. Any such written statement (in favor of or objection to) must be submitted to the Court no later than May 12, 2021, in accordance with the instructions in FAQ 16.
Attend the Final Fairness Hearing If you do not exclude yourself, you may ask the Court’s permission to speak at the Final Fairness Hearing concerning the proposed Settlement or the application of Class Counsel for attorneys’ Fees and Expenses and Settlement Class Representative incentive awards. The Final Fairness Hearing is set for June 14, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., at the Martin Luther King Building & U.S. Courthouse, 50 Walnut Street, Courtroom PO 04, Newark, New Jersey 07101. To ask for the Court’s permission to speak at the Final Fairness Hearing, you must follow the instructions, requirements, and deadline set forth in the Class Notice and reiterated in FAQ 20. Any request to speak at the Final Fairness Hearing must be either sent by U.S. First-Class Mail to the Clerk of the Court, Class Counsel, and Defense Counsel such that it is postmarked no later than May 12, 2021, or filed with the Court either in person or on the Court’s on-line ECF docket no later than May 12, 2021. You cannot speak at the Final Fairness Hearing if you exclude yourself from the Settlement.