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Old 05-22-2013, 08:15 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by kam327 View Post
Why don't we all learn from history........
That's an argument in favor of a class action, right? Both links are from the same case, and (from a consumer point of view) the entire thing can be summarized as:
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What matters most to affected Audi owners is that the settlement bumps many parts of the original powertrain coverage (e.g., transmission control modules) from 4 years/50,000 miles to 10 years/100,000 miles for the original owner, and it will reimburse owners who paid for specific repairs if they occurred within the extended warranty coverage. The agreement also includes trade-in reimbursements for lost value if the vehicle was sold or traded with no repair.
Sure, some law firm made a small fortune from the case. However, the consumers ALSO win. THAT is the purpose of a class action, and THAT is why I can't understand why some people are so opposed to it. Do you really think Audi would have just decided to be nice to consumers one day and made that offer out of the goodness of their heart?

Does ANYONE here think that, unless done as part of a lawsuit, Ford would offer to extend the warranties of all Mk3 owners to 10 years, AND reimburse owners for repair costs outside of original warranty periods, AND reimburse consumers for diminished value of trade-ins due to the DCT issues?
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