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BMW Hit with Lawsuit Over Alleged Shattering Sunroofs

A lawsuit has been filed against BMW alleging several of the company’s makes and models were designed with defective panoramic sunroofs and moonroofs that are prone to shattering. The lawsuit has been filed in the District of New Jersey and … Continue reading

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BMW and Thor Motor Coach Report Windshield Wiper and Airbag Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued two recall reports affecting Thor Motor Coach windshield wipers and the inflator of the frontal passenger airbag of BMW of North America’s X5 sDrive35i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive50i models. According to … Continue reading

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BMW Settles Two Class-Action Lawsuits

BMW has settled two class-action lawsuits that claimed the manufacturer’s sunroofs were defective on certain makes and models, resulting in thousands of dollars’ worth of damage not covered under warranty.  The lawsuit, which was brought forth by California residents Monita … Continue reading

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Judge Dismisses All But One Claim in Alleged Sunroof Defect Case

A judge has granted summary judgment to BMW in a sunroof defect lawsuit on all claims with the exception of one. The class action lawsuit was brought by two plaintiffs who allege their vehicles suffered water damage after the drainage tubes installed to pull water away from the sunroofs did not work properly. Continue reading

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Newscast: The Future of Automotive Glass

Our editors go onsite to the top technology show—CES in Las Vegas—to bring you some of the latest developments dealing with automotive glass. Learn what Corning, BMW and others have in store for the industry. Continue reading

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GUEST BLOG: There’s No Place Like CES

“It’s a trade show unlike any in the world. Every year, nearly 200,000 people descend on Las Vegas to attend CES (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show). It fills multiple convention centers and, if you’re lucky, your hotel, food and Uber ride will only cost 4.1 times what it usually does.” —Casey Flores Continue reading

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10 OEMs to Offer Automatic Emergency Braking on New Models

Ten automakers have committed to making automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on all new vehicles built, according to a joint statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation, its National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Many of the cameras integral to AEB require calibration once a windshield has been replaced. Continue reading

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Judge Dismisses One Claim Against BMW, Upholds Two Over Alleged Sunroof Defect

A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has upheld two claims and dismissed one claim against BMW in a complaint brought against the company by two vehicles owners alleging a sunroof defect. Continue reading

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BMW X3 and X4 Recalled, Rearview Mirror “Designed to Meet Non-U.S.” Requirements

BMW of North America is recalling certain model year 2015 X3 and X4 Sports Activity Vehicles manufactured on July 28-29, 2014. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the affected vehicles may have been produced with a driver’s … Continue reading

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BMW Owners Seek Permission to File Third-Amended Complaint Over Alleged Sunroof Defect

BMW owners have outlined what would be included in their third-amended class action complaint over an alleged sunroof defect. Maxine Chesney of the U.S. District Court of Northern California has granted permission for the petition to be filed later this month. Continue reading

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BMW Owners File Third-Amended Class Action Complaint Over Alleged Sunroof Defect

BMW owners Monita Sharma and Eric Anderson have filed an amended third class action complaint in the U.S. Northern District Court of California, San Francisco division, alleging their vehicles suffered water damage after the drainage tubes installed to pull water away from the sunroofs did not properly work. “[The court] determined that plaintiffs’ Consumer Legal Remedies Act and the Unfair Competition Law claims could not stand because there were insufficient allegations in the complaint to establish that BMW was aware of the safety defect at issue before the plaintiffs purchased their vehicles. However, the court granted plaintiffs the right to amend their complaint to remedy this deficiency,” according to court documents. Continue reading

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Court Dismisses Case Against BMW over Alleged Sunroof Defect

The case against BMW by owners alleging their vehicles suffered water damage after the drainage tubes installed to pull water away from the sunroofs did not properly work has been dismissed by judge Maxine Chesney; however, plaintiffs have until July 3, 2014 to file a third-amended complaint that corrects the claim “deficiencies” found by the court. Continue reading

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BMW Files Motions to Dismiss, Strike Class Action Status in Sunroof Case

Though the judge in the U.S. Northern District Court of California recently gave plaintiffs the opportunity to file a second-amended complaint, in two new filings, BMW’s attorneys claim the case should be dismissed for “lack of standing” and have asked the judge to strike the class allegations. The plaintiffs allege their vehicles suffered water damage after the drainage tubes installed to pull water away from the sunroofs did not properly work. Continue reading

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AGRR-Related Companies Make Fortune’s Most Admired List

Several AGRR-related companies, including insurers and automakers, are named to this year’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list by Fortune, which is expected to hit newsstands later this month. On the insurance side, Berkshire Hathaway, parent company to Geico, is ranked at No. 4 out of the top 50 companies. Automakers to make the top 50 include BMW at No. 14, Toyota at No. 25 and Volkswagen at No. 36. Additional insurance companies and automakers were scored but did not make it into the top 50. Continue reading

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BMW Asks Court to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Alleged Sunroof Defect

BMW has asked the U.S. Northern California District Court to dismiss a class action lawsuit in which the plaintiffs, two BMW owners, claim that drainage tubes installed to pull water away from vehicles’ sunroofs do not properly work, leading to water damage. Continue reading

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