Lawsuits and settlements are usually pretty straight forward but one involving Porsche is anything but normal.
As discovered by Motor Trend, a class action lawsuit has resulted in the company being held responsible for compensating owners for sunglasses – yes, sunglasses.
According to the settlement, customers who purchased or leased any Porsche model between 2007–2016 are eligible to make a claim. However, the vehicle must have been equipped with a Cognac, Luxor Beige, Natural Brown, Platinum Grey, or Sand Beige dashboard. If you’re one of the handful of Porsche owners who fit that description, you could receive up to $175 in compensation.
Affected owners can check out DashboardGlareClassAction.com for more information but claims for sunglasses need to be submitted by September 21st. Customers who made other modifications to reduce the glare coming off their dashboards will have until June 25th of next year to submit a claim.
The whole issue sounds ridiculous but the original lawsuit claimed the glare was a safety issue. Porsche objected to this notion but eventually decided a lengthy court battle wasn’t worth the effort.
In case you were wonder, the lawyers for the plaintiffs will apparently receive $790,000 in attorneys’ fees and $50,000 for expenses. That should be more than enough to buy a few Porsches and their own pair of sunglasses.