View Full Version : Class action lawsuit

07-25-2008, 02:51 PM
Did anybody else recieve a letter in the mail about a class action lawsuit with somthing about the remote keys? Im trying to figure out through all the legal mumbo jumbo if we are actually entitled to something or if this is just some dumb letter. Id be happy if they just cut me another key, its kinda dangerous just having the one[o_o]

07-25-2008, 02:56 PM

07-25-2008, 03:28 PM
nothing here yet...

07-25-2008, 03:41 PM
I got a letter also and I have a B6.

07-25-2008, 03:43 PM
I got the letter. I opened it, just have not had time to read the whole thing.

07-25-2008, 03:50 PM
wtf...? no idea what your talking about.

07-25-2008, 03:51 PM
Whats it say? someone pls scan and upload

07-25-2008, 03:55 PM

07-25-2008, 03:57 PM
I got the letter too.. I took a brief look and technically it should only apply to those of us who have immobilizer chips in our keys. Also, if you look closely, the proposed settlement seems to say primarily that VW/Audi will make the equipment and stuff available to third party locksmiths and will charge competitive prices(not sure about this). In short, there doesn't seem to be anything for us in terms of monetary compensation or anything. It also doesn't look like it has gone to trial yet and that the plaintiff has accepted the settlement. I guess things can still change. It also stipulates that it will add documentation to the manual[which is included with the letter] pertaining specifically to the smart keys. A little strange that I got it though, because I don't have an immobilizer chip in my car... =_= Long and short, it doesn't really seem like there's anything in it for us car owners really. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Don Supreme
07-25-2008, 04:00 PM
I got one this week, its confusing as hell...

07-25-2008, 04:03 PM
2 quick general pic of what it looks like:


07-25-2008, 04:25 PM
Got it to, but nothign we need to worry about.

07-25-2008, 05:48 PM
I got it too. No freebies like the last one I got where I got my coolant sensor replaced for free :-D

07-25-2008, 09:03 PM
Yeah I got that same letter this week...didn't really think anything of it. Just tossed it to the side with the rest of the junk mail.

07-25-2008, 10:24 PM
VW sold the tools to make keys to 3rd parties. VW did not tell them how to program the keys thus making it impossible for them to use the tools VW sold them. They are taking action by claiming VW has a monopoly on the keys and can charge what they want.

All you guys got was a letter from the lawyer trying to get you to get on his side so he can make money. Do you really want 3rd parties to be able to program your keys?

07-26-2008, 03:10 AM
can't we program our own keys by sticking it in the door?

07-26-2008, 06:09 AM
i got it and threw it away, i hate lawyer talk...

07-26-2008, 06:28 AM
I got it on like Monday....didn't care about it Monday either.

07-26-2008, 06:54 AM
i got it and threw it away

07-26-2008, 08:06 AM
This doesn't apply to North American B5's since they don't have immobilizer's.

07-26-2008, 09:24 AM
I got a similar one but for my girl`s old Jetta that we dont own anymore!!!!
dot care anyway.

07-26-2008, 10:14 AM
I got one as well.... 2006 A3 here.

Das General
07-26-2008, 10:21 AM
Got it, tossed it.

07-26-2008, 01:42 PM
have it too dont care about it

07-26-2008, 02:25 PM
GOt it. I don't understand why u wouldn't want 3rd party locksmiths to program your keys. The one my company uses for all our key needs is the best keymaker IMHO in Staten Island. The same keys the ford dealer wanted 200 for, they made for 70, cutting, programing, everything. Never had a key not work from them

07-28-2008, 01:22 PM
It does not pertain to us since it deals with immobilizers that weren't available in the US.

07-28-2008, 01:56 PM
I got 2 of them but there is my Audi and a MK4 in the driveway. Tree killers.