VW Beetle Transmission Plagued By Bugs: Suit

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 11:32 AM EST) -- Volkswagen Group of America Inc. was hit with a putative class action in Arkansas federal court Wednesday alleging the automaker's New Beetles made between 2003 and 2007 contained malfunctioning automatic transmissions.

The design of the vehicles' Tiptronic automatic transmissions was defective, which causes them to malfunction and require replacement, inflicting monetary damages on the vehicles' owners, named plaintiff Shirley J. White alleges.

"Volkswagen Group of America has been aware of the defect, but at first chose to ignore it and shirked all responsibility," the complaint said....
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