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Response Filed in Sunroof Class Action Suit

Another amended complaint has been filed by Bruce Pickens against Mercedes-Benz USA (Mercedes-Benz) for spontaneous sunroof breakage. Originally the class action lawsuit included Saint-Gobain Sekurit (Saint Gobain), and Napleton Autowerks of Indiana, Inc. (Napleton Autowerks) as defendants. The amended complaint … Continue reading

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Bonding Issues Center of Several Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued three recalls – two from Mercedes-Benz USA LLC (Mercedes-Benz) and one from Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc. (Hino). Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz recently issued a safety recall for the following vehicle models that … Continue reading

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Study Says Need for Re-Calibration is Overlooked

adasThink, a Toronto-based software company has released a study showing that Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) re-calibrations are routinely missed. Its study focused on Canadian collision repair shops and included the following OEM vehicle models: Acura, Audi, Buick, Dodge, Ford, GMC, … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Requests Class Action Complaint to be Removed or Dismissed

A recent motion in the class action lawsuit between Bruce Pickens and defendants Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG, Saint-Gobain Sekurit (Saint Gobain), and Napleton Autowerks of Indiana, Inc. (Napleton Autowerks) seeks to put this case to rest. Defendants Napleton Autowerks recently filed … Continue reading

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NHTSA Issues New Mercedes-Benz Windshield Recall

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a windshield recall for select Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) models. According to the administration, the windshield may become separated from the vehicle frame. Owners of the 2020 MBUSA GLE 450 are … Continue reading

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Class Action Complaint Filed Against Mercedes-Benz for Alleged Spontaneous Sunroof Breakage

Bruce Pickens has become the lead plaintiff in a class action complaint, filed in Illinois, against Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG, Saint-Gobain Sekurit (Saint Gobain), and Napleton Autowerks of Indiana, Inc. (Napleton Autowerks). In the class action complaint, Pickens alleges the German … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Glass Panel Recall Might Land in Your Shop

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a new visibility recall of 79 Mercedes-Benz products affecting 744,852 vehicle owners. Vehicle models from the vehicle manufacturer’s C-, CLK-, CLS- and E-Class lines sold between 2001 and 2011 will be recalled … Continue reading

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How 4 Recalls May Impact Your Business

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued four recalls with implications for the auto glass industry. The recalls affect Nissan Altima, Mercedes Benz recently published four recalls that may affect your business. The three vehicle makes included in … Continue reading

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How Two Recalls Might Affect You

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently published two recalls that may affect your business. The two vehicle makes included in the recall are Champion Bus Inc. and Mercedes Benz, vehicle owners who are affected by these recalls have … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Releases Windshield Replacement Statement

According to a company press release, Mercedes-Benz USA said it “strongly recommends” using only Mercedes-Benz parts for windshield glass replacements. In the same release, the company mentioned the windshield glass manufactured for its vehicles has particular specifications. Other glass manufacturers … Continue reading

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Loss of Visibility Soon May Be the Root for Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued recalls that affect driver visibility. The two vehicle makes included in the recall are Mercedes Benz and Honda–thousands of vehicle owners are affected by these recalls. More than three hundred 2018 … Continue reading

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Happy New Year: A Look at the Top Stories of 2017

Before we head into the New Year, let’s have a look at the stories that generated the most traffic on glassBYTEs.com™ throughout 2017. Customer Allegedly Finds Safelite Technician in Compromising Situation This year’s most read story involved a Florida resident … Continue reading

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Research Frontiers Reports Growth in its Automotive Glass Sector

Research Frontiers, developers of SPD-SmartGlass, an electronically tintable glass, recently released its financial statement for the first six months of 2017, which reveals strong use in the automotive segment. The company’s revenue, which historically was attributed to the glass’s use … Continue reading

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2018 S-Class Will Bring Mercedes Closer to Fully Autonomous Capabilities

2018 S-Class Will Bring Mercedes Closer to Fully Autonomous Capabilities

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Mercedes-Benz Issues Recall Due to Defect Involving Airbag Deployment

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued two separate recall reports affecting airbag deployment of certain 2017 E300, E300 4Matic, 2016 AMG GT-S, GLC300, CLA250 and other Mercedes-Benz models. According to the recall issued March 14, Mercedes-Benz reported … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Issues Recall over Windshield Issue

Mercedes-Benz USA has issued a recall for several models because of a defect that could cause the windshield to separate from the vehicle. Recalled models include 2016 GLE350 4Matic and GLS 450 4Matic,  2017 GLE 400 4Matic, GLE 350 4Matic, … Continue reading

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Daimler Vans and Volvo Recall Vehicles Over Glazing Issues

Daimler Vans is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles saying the windows could separate during a crash. Volvo is also issuing a recall for certain model year 2016 XC90 vehicles due to a potential sunroof issue. 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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CES: Driverless Cars Are Coming; Ready or Not?

Automotive technology appears to be evolving at warp speed and the impact these advances will have on glass will be big. The vital relationship between technology and glass has never been more apparent than at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week where automakers and companies are launching driverless cars, a stream of gadgets to control your vehicle, haptic feedback dashboards and more. Here’s a look at some of the top news. Continue reading

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