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Volvo Tries to Stop Defect Lawsuit

Volvo Cars of North America LLC and Volvo Car Corporation (collectively Volvo) fought back in Federal Court against a renewed motion for class certification in its ongoing legal battle centered on alleged defective sunroofs for select models that has gone … Continue reading

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Potential Windows Falling Out and Driver Visibility Issues Spark Latest Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued two recalls from Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) and Ford Motor Company (Ford). Volvo The recall, according to NHTSA, states that windows may become detached from the impacted vehicles, which would … Continue reading

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Loose Windshield Wipers Result in Visibility Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a visibility recall on select Volvo Car of N.A., LLC (Volvo) models. The recall impacts 2018-2020 Volvo XC60 vehicle owners. “The nuts that secure the front wipers may not have been … Continue reading

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Class Action Suit Gets a New Set of Stipulations

New stipulations and court dates have been set for an ongoing class action lawsuit centered on alleged defective sunroofs for select Volvo models. The class action suit was filed on behalf of Plaintiffs Joanne Neale, Keri Hay, Kelly McGary, Svein … Continue reading

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Judge Grants Plaintiff’s Class Certification Motion

Federal Court Judge Joseph Dickson made rulings on several matters in Volvo’s ongoing sunroof class action lawsuit this week. According to Judge Dickson’s order, the plaintiffs’ renewed motion for class certification is to be served on the defendant Volvo, on … Continue reading

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Volvo Urges Judge to Dismiss Plaintiff Subpoenas in Sunroof Lawsuit

Volvo defense attorneys filed a letter to the presiding judge urging the court to dismiss subpoenas, filed by the plaintiffs, requesting additional information from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in an ongoing leaking sunroof class action lawsuit. “Nearly six … Continue reading

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Windows May Detach Following Recent Volvo Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a new recall that directly impacts the auto glass industry. Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) vehicle windows are the main focus on the administration’s recall. More than 11,000 2018-2020 VNL and … Continue reading

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Volvo Releases Statement for Repair Shops

Volvo recently released a statement that involves what is to be used for windshield replacements on the company’s brand of vehicles. According to the company, it wants only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) auto glass used. “Volvo Car USA LLC requires … Continue reading

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IIHS Gives Two Mid-Size SUVs “Good”-Rated Headlights

According to a recent report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), more than half of mid-size SUVs are not equipped with adequate headlights. While headlights are improving in respect to visibility, the study notes, “many still need to … Continue reading

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Volvo Asks for Writ of Mandamus in Sunroof Lawsuit

Volvo has requested the U.S. District Court of New Jersey to issue a writ of mandamus which requires the court to make a ruling on the merits of the company’s eight motions for summary judgment, and why they chose to … 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.

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Volvo Given Go Ahead to Reopen Discovery in Sunroof Case

The U.S. District Court for New Jersey has reopened discovery for Volvo in the alleged sunroof defect case brought by vehicle owners. The suit was filed in 2010 in U.S. District Court by Joanne Neale of Needham, Mass., and seven other owners, who asked for class action status.

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Renewed Class Action Motion Filed in Volvo Sunroof Case

Volvo vehicle owners have served a renewed motion for class certification on the automaker. The owners allege Volvo’s sunroofs harbor a defect, allowing water to flood the vehicles. The five-year class action suit was recently given new life after the U.S. District Court of New Jersey judge opened the door for the renewed motion.

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Volvo to Accept Full Liability for Autonomous Vehicles

“Volvo will accept full liability whenever one of its cars is in autonomous mode,” Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars, plans to say during a speech tonight at the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C. The prepared remarks come from a Volvo communications document. If more automakers go this route, it will kick off a blame game between insurers, automakers and those involved in a crash, says Brian VanWyk, operations manager for AAA Mid-Atlantic Auto Glass.

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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.

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Appeals Court Overturns Class Action Status of Sunroof Case

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals is vacating a previous class certification and wants more details in a 2010 case by Volvo owners who allege their sunroofs harbor a defect, allowing water to flood the vehicles. “[W]e will vacate and remand the District Court’s class certification decision to allow the District Court to define the class membership, claims, and defenses, and so that it may rigorously analyze predominance in the first instance,” according to court documents.

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Volvo Argues in Favor of Appeal to Halt Sunroof Class Action Lawsuit

In their appeal to overturn a lower court’s approval of a six-state class action over an alleged sunroof defect, Volvo’s attorneys claim, “[T]he certified classes include former owners of class vehicles, many of which now reside in a junkyard. And former owners have no need to repair a vehicle they no longer own and that functioned without incident for as long as they owned it.”

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Volvo Owners Tell Appellate Court That Lawsuit Over Alleged Sunroof Defect Should Continue

The owners of Volvos involved in a six-state class action lawsuit against the automaker have filed a “Brief of Appellees” in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, arguing that the case should go forward despite Volvo’s objections. … Continue reading

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Volvo Asks Appellate Court for Leave to Appeal

Volvo is seeking permission to appeal from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals after a New Jersey U.S. District Court judge denied the automaker’s motion to reconsider a six-state class-action certification. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege there is a defect in the automaker’s sunroofs, which allegedly allows water to flood their vehicles.

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New Jersey Judge Upholds Six-State Class-Action Lawsuit over Alleged Volvo Sunroof Defect

A New Jersey U.S. District Court judge has denied Volvo’s motion to reconsider the six-state class-action status of a lawsuit filed over an alleged defect in the automaker’s sunroofs, which plaintiffs claim allows water to flood their vehicles.

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