— A VW sunroof class action lawsuit is over after the plaintiff alleged numerous Audi and Volkswagen models have sunroofs that leak and cause damage to the interiors.
Volkswagen allegedly sold tens of thousands of the following vehicles with defective panoramic sunroof seals and drainage systems.
- 2016-present Audi A1
- 2016-present Audi A3
- 2016-present Audi TT
- 2016-present Audi Q2
- 2016-present Audi Q3
- 2016-present Volkswagen Arteon
- 2016-present Volkswagen Atlas/Teramont
- 2016-present Volkswagen Golf
- 2016-present Volkswagen Jetta
- 2016-present Volkswagen Passat
- 2016-present Volkswagen Polo
- 2016-present Volkswagen Tiguan
- 2016-present Volkswagen Touran
According to the VW sunroof class action, the automaker made mistakes that cause cracks to appear due to the plastic water channels and the steel reinforcement plates which cause the water leaks.
The plaintiff claims VW blames the leaks on customers to avoid covering the expensive repairs under the warranties, then dealers allegedly can't properly repair the sunroofs even though owners are stuck with the expense.
In addition to damage to the headliners, carpets and upholstery, the sunroof class action alleges leaking water damages important electrical systems and sensors.
Those affected sensors allegedly cause the Audi and Volkswagen vehicles to brake on their own while driving.
According to the plaintiff, dealerships have been issued no less than 12 separate technical service bulletins (TSBs) about the panoramic sunroofs. Additionally, other manufacturer notices and actions have been issued about leaking panoramic sunroofs and the damage that is possible from water intruding where it shouldn't be.
Although the plaintiff filed the proposed class action lawsuit to include all affected owners and lessees nationwide, he changed his mind and submitted documents to the New Jersey court requesting voluntary dismissal of the entire lawsuit, without prejudice.
The Volkswagen sunroof class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey: Ziarno, et al., v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., et al.
The plaintiff is represented by Berger Montague PC, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, Greg Coleman Law PC, and Bryant Law Center PSC.
Read complaints sent to CarComplaints.com from drivers of the Audi and VW models named in the sunroof class action lawsuit.