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A Look Back At 2020’s Top Stories

Before the New Year kicks off, let’s review the top ten stories that created the most traffic on glassBYTEs.com™ throughout 2020. Safelite Announces Layoffs and Other Measures in Response to COVID-19 – published on 3/30/20 This year’s most read story … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Dodges a Class Action Lawsuit Over Alleged Defective Sunroofs

Krzysztof Ziarno has voluntarily dismissed a class action lawsuit he filed in April of this year against Volkswagen Group of America (VW). Ziarno was suing the auto manufacturer after alleging the company “knowingly sold models with defective sunroofs” that leaked … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Vehicle Owner Files Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged Defective Sunroof

Sokol Gjonbalaj has become the lead plaintiff in a class action complaint, filed in New York, against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and Volkswagen AG (collectively VW). Gjonbalaj alleges the carmaker “knowingly used deceptive practices, to sell tens of thousands … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Tests Highly-Automated Driving in Hamburg

Volkswagen Group Research is testing automated vehicles in urban traffic in Hamburg. This is the first time Volkswagen has begun to test automated driving in a major German city, according to the company. The goal is to be in a … Continue reading

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How Will These Recalls Impact Your Customers?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued three recalls with implications for the auto glass industry. The recalls affect New Flyer Industries Volkswagen Group of America, and Porsche Cars North America recently published three recalls that may affect … Continue reading

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Exploding Sunroof Case Continues for Volkswagen

A lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America (VW) will continue, as a California federal court judge ruled against VW’s motion to dismiss “certain claims” in the plaintiff’s second complaint. The judge also stated there is enough supporting evidence alleging the … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Recalls Tiguan for Insufficient Back-Up Lighting

Volkswagen Group of America has issued a recall for certain 2018 Tiguan vehicles. The recall is for the vehicle’s back-up lights which may not be bright enough, increasing the risk of an accident. The company issued the recall on October … Continue reading

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Volkswagen Recalls More than 17,000 Vehicles

Volkswagen Group of America has issued a recall for certain 2015-2017 Audi A7 vehicles due to improper deployment of head curtain airbags, which could put a passenger in greater risk of an injury in the event of a crash. The … Continue reading

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VW Recalls 2,340 Audi Q5 SUVs in Russia Over Sunroof Water Problems: Standards Agency

VW Recalls 2,340 Audi Q5 SUVs in Russia Over Sunroof Water Problems: Standards Agency

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How Volkswagen Stages the Production of its Electric Car

How Volkswagen Stages the Production of its Electric Car

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Volkswagen Issues Recall Due to Forceful Airbag

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall report on certain Volkswagen vehicles, specifically 11,618 2017 Audi A3 and S3 Sedan models that may have a defect that causes the front passenger airbag to deploy with more … Continue reading

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Maine to Get $5.1M in Volkswagen Settlement

Maine to Get $5.1M in Volkswagen Settlement

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Volkswagen to Unveil Self-Driving Car as Part of Post-Dieselgate Shift

Volkswagen to Unveil Self-Driving Car as Part of Post-Dieselgate Shift

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VW Emissions Scandal Could Impact D’Ieteren’s Business

D’Ieteren’s management is keeping a close eye on the development of Volkswagen’s emissions scandal. D’Ieteren, which owns Belron (parent of Safelite AutoGlass), also owns an auto division which distributes Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda vehicles throughout Belgium.

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VW Recalls Audi Q3 Vehicles Over Sunroof Issue

Volkswagen is recalling certain 2015 Audi Q3 vehicles over a potential sunroof safety issue. If the vehicle is turned off while the sunroof is closing, the sunroof could continue to close instead of stopping, according to VW.

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VW Recalls Certain Beetle Models Over Potential Panoramic Sunroof Issue

Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Beetle vehicles manufactured June 13, 2013, to July 3, 2014, reporting that “the glass sunroofs in the affected vehicles may break when the vehicles are operated over a hard road surface or strike a pothole.”

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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.

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