Chan, et. al., v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
www.dashboardglareclassaction.com

Overview

If you are a current or prior owner or lessee of a Model Year 2007-2016 Porsche Vehicle in the United States you could be affected by a class action settlement.

  • The purpose of this Website is to inform you of a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit known as Chan, et. al., v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. which was consolidated with Roy Jones, et. al. v. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. This lawsuit alleges that 2007-2016 Porsche vehicles equipped with certain colored dashboards are defective due to the intensity of reflected images off of the dashboard and onto the inside of the windshield (“Windshield Reflection” or “Glare”). The dashboard colors encompassed by this Settlement are Luxor Beige, Sand Beige, Cognac, Platinum Grey, and Natural Brown. The vehicles at issue are referred to as the “Class Vehicles.” PCNA has not been found liable for any of the claims alleged in this lawsuit. The parties have instead reached a voluntary Settlement in order to avoid a lengthy litigation.
  • Current and prior owners and lessees of Class Vehicles are known as “Class Members.” Class Members may be entitled to compensation if they submit valid and timely claims that are approved pursuant to the review process described in the Notice and approved by the Court.
  • Under the proposed Settlement, and subject to proof and certain limitations, PCNA will provide a benefit to Class Members in the form of reimbursement for out-pocket-costs incurred to lessen or minimize Windshield Reflection/Glare in the Class Vehicles.

Your legal rights are affected whether or not you act. Read the Notice carefully.


YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS LAWSUIT ARE AS FOLLOWS
MAKE A CLAIM The availability and amount of benefits under this Settlement depend on several factors, including a Class Member’s vehicle ownership status at the time out-of- pocket expenses were/are incurred to minimize or lessen Windshield Reflection/Glare. Claims under this Settlement for the reimbursement of polarized sunglasses must be made no later than September 21, 2017 and are subject to the terms of the Settlement. All other claims for reimbursement must be made no later than June 25, 2018 one (1) year from date of Notice and are subject to the terms of the Settlement.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF Excluding yourself is the only way for you to pursue a Windshield Reflection/Glare claim in a separate lawsuit against PCNA. If you ask to be excluded from the Settlement, you will receive no reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred to lessen or minimize Windshield Reflection/Glare as provided for in this Settlement. If you exclude yourself from the Settlement and you are a current owner or lessee of a Class Vehicle, the claims process and assistance for seeking Settlement benefits will not apply to you.
OBJECT In order to object to the Settlement, you must remain a member of the lawsuit— you cannot ask to be excluded. You may object to the Settlement by writing to the Court and indicating why you do not like the Settlement.
GO TO A HEARING You may go to the Settlement hearing if you wish to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.
DO NOTHING If you do nothing, you will not have the opportunity to receive any potential benefits related to Windshield Reflection/Glare in your Class Vehicle. You will also lose your right to sue PCNA for any claims related to the Windshield Reflection/Glare in your Class Vehicle, and you will be bound by the rulings made in this case.

These rights and options — and the deadlines to exercise them — are more fully explained in the Notice.

You may also wish to read the Frequently Asked Questions section of this website for additional information.

Your legal rights are affected whether or not you act. Please read the Notice and this website carefully.