Consumers Move for Class Certification in Volvo Sunroof Defect Lawsuit


On October 29, 2020, consumers filed a Renewed Motion for Class Certification in a lawsuit that alleges certain Volvo vehicles have a defect in their sunroof drainage systems. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that certain Volvo models are predisposed to accumulation of dirt and debris because the vehicles have defective sound plugs attached to the drainage tubes. They allege the defect causes damage to the vehicles by allowing water intrusion.

The lead Plaintiffs seek to certify a class of consumers who purchased or leased the following vehicles between April 29, 2004 and December 31, 2015:

  • S40
  • S60
  • S80
  • V70 (model years 2004 to 2011)
  • XC90 (model years 2003 to 2011)
  • V50 (model years 2005 to 2011)

Volvo opposes the motion for Class Certification and the motion is currently pending before District Court Judge Madeline Cox Arleo.

The case is Neale et al. v. Volvo Cars of North America, LLC et al., case number 2:10-cv-04407, in the District Court of New Jersey.