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VW, Owners Get Final Nod for Audi Direct-Shift Transmission Deal

Sept. 13, 2022, 2:15 PM

Volkswagen Group of America Inc. and Audi owners secured a California federal judge’s final approval for a class settlement providing up to $12,000 in reimbursement for each owner’s transmission repair and extended vehicle warranties.

The nationwide class settlement covers owners of 2010–2012 Audi S4 and S5 vehicles. Consumers said a defect in the direct-shift gearbox transmissions, also referred to as S-tronic transmissions, causes clunky and hesitant shifting that creates dangerous situations because drivers can’t accelerate.

  • The settlement was approved Monday by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. of the US District Court of the Northern District of California.
  • Assuming their claims ...