Mercedes Benz Lemon Law Attorneys
Have you repeatedly brought your purchased or leased Mercedes-Benz in for repairs? Have you just received a mind numbing multi-page Notice from Mercedes Benz that you are a member of a class action concerning problems with your Blue Tec. Should you opt out of this class action and pursue your full California Lemon Law rights or file a class action claim?
Call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Mercedes-Benz lemon law attorney. The experienced trial attorneys at Wirtz Law will answer your questions about opting out of the class action and can evaluate your California Lemon Law case with no obligation at no cost to you.
At Wirtz Law APC, our experienced trial teams are dedicated to fighting for our clients and getting maximum damages, including civil penalties. Over the past 6 years, Wirtz Law APC has recovered more than $29,000,000 for consumers like you. Our proven success record speaks for itself.
If you’ve had to bring your Mercedes-Benz in for repair two times or more for any of the following concerns, you may have a lemon. Call 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Mercedes-Benz lemon law attorney and get our team of experienced trial attorneys fighting on your behalf today.
The engine is the heart of the vehicle. A car can’t drive without a properly working engine.
Common symptoms of engine failures include:
- Engine Control Module (ECM) warning lights on the dash
- Check engine lights
- No start, excessive cranking
- Lack of acceleration
- Loss of power
- Stalling (most often when attempting to shift gear)
- BlueTec Class Action Issue: A Class action alleges that some Mercedes Benz vehicles were equipped with emission control systems that caused the the vehicles to emit more nitrogen oxides (“NOx”) than consumers reasonably expected, and more NOx than was permitted under federal and state clean air laws. Plaintiffs also claim that the Defendants intentionally misled consumers about the qualities and characteristics of the Subject Vehicles.
HVAC System Defect
Mercedes-Benz Vehicles have been reported as having a number of problems with the Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Most notably, Mercedes-Benz Vehicles contain a known defect which causes moisture to accumulate within the system. This accumulation then leads to conditions within the system that are ideal for the growth of bacteria, fungus, mold, and spores. The bacteria, fungus, mold, and spores are then blown into the passenger cabin when the HVAC is in use.
Common symptoms of a defective HVAC system include:
- Foul odor coming from the AC vents
- Intermittent failure of heater or air conditioning
- Air from AC vents feels “humid”
- Electrical failure in other interior components
Air Suspension System Failure
A vehicle’s suspension system is responsible for smoothing out the ride and increasing control by reducing the impact of bumps and hazards in the road. Air suspension is a style of suspension system that is powered by an electric pump or compressor that pumps air into compressible bellows. These bellows behave like springs in a spring suspension system. Air suspension failure is usually caused by rust, moisture, or a puncture to the bellows.
Common symptoms of air suspension failure include:
- Vehicle rides lower than normal
- Abnormal noises during operation
- Vehicle pulling
- Feeling every bump
- Difficulty steering
Oil is responsible for lubricating parts of the engine, helping to absorb heat and reduce overheating due to friction. Most oil leakage is the result of degraded engine gaskets, oil pan leaks, oil seals, or bad connections.
Common symptoms of oil leakage, which can indicate a more serious problem, include:
- Dark puddles under your car
- Smoke from the engine
- Engine overheating
- The smell of burning oil
Engine Cooling System Failure
A car’s engine cooling system is responsible for keeping the engine cool while it works to prevent overheating. The system does so by sending a liquid coolant through hoses and passages in the engine. As the coolant flows through these hoses and passages, it picks up and removes heat from the engine. The water pump has the job of keeping the coolant moving through the system, and the radiator re-cools the liquid so it can again be circulated through the passages in the motor.
Common symptoms of engine cooling system failure include:
- Overheating, especially on city roads or “stop-and-go” traffic
- Metallic smell coming from the engine compartment
- Coolant leaks
- Steam or smoke emanating from the engine compartment
The car’s electrical system is composed of the battery, starter, and alternator and is responsible for things like starting the car, powering the dashboard, and other electricity dependent systems such as power locks, power windows, sound systems, and lighting, among others. Electrical failure can be caused by a loose electrical connection, a blown fuse, battery failure, or defective components.
Common symptoms of electrical failure include:
- Battery problems
- Engine won’t crank
- Headlights aren’t working properly
- Burning plastic smell
- Fuses keep blowing out
Fuel Delivery System Failure
The fuel delivery system consists of all the components which supply the engine with fuel. This includes the tank itself, all the lines, one or more fuel filters, a fuel pump (mechanical or electric), and the fuel metering components–either a carburetor or fuel injection system.
Common Symptoms of fuel delivery system failure include:
- Rough idle
- Car stalling
- Poor fuel efficiency
- Fuel odors in the cabin of the vehicle while driving, or outside the vehicle when parked
- Fuel leaks
*Note that your Mercedes-Benz may still be a lemon even if the issue is not listed above. Call 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON today to describe your unique issues and get a free case evaluation.
Is My Mercedes-Benz a Lemon?
Think you might have a lemon? If your Mercedes-Benz is on the list below and has required repeated repairs for the same issue, contact a Mercedes-Benz Lemon Law Attorney at 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON.
- Mercedes-Benz A Class
- Mercedes-Benz B Class
- Mercedes-Benz C Class
- Mercedes-Benz CL Class
- Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
- Mercedes-Benz CLK Class
- Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
- Mercedes-Benz E Class
- Mercedes-Benz G Class
- Mercedes-Benz GL
- Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
- Mercedes-Benz GLB Class
- Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
- Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
- Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
- Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
- Mercedes-Benz GT Class
- Mercedes-Benz M Class
- Mercedes-Benz Maybach
- Mercedes-Benz Metris
- Mercedes-Benz R Class
- Mercedes-Benz S Class
- Mercedes-Benz SL Class
- Mercedes-Benz SLC Class
- Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
- Mercedes-Benz SLR Class
- Mercedes-Benz SLS Class
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Wagons
*Note that your Mercedes-Benz may still be a lemon even if not listed above
Notable Mercedes-Benz Recalls
Passenger Frontal Airbag May Explode on Many Mercedes-Benz Models (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 12V010000)
- In January 2019, Honda recalled nearly 300,000 of its vehicles due to defective passenger airbag inflators that are prone to exploding.
- According to Mercedes-Benz a defect in the air bag inflator may cause the inflator to explode without warning. Inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Starting Current Limiter May Overheat and Cause Fire (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 17V114000)
- In March 2017, Mercedes-Benz recalled nearly 308,000 vehicles with defective starting current limiters which may overheat and cause a fire.
- According to Mercedes-Benz, if the vehicle’s engine is damaged and cannot crank, and repeated attempts are made to start the vehicle, a very high electrical current can flow through the starting current limiter causing it to overheat. This overheating could cause surrounding components to melt and create the risk of a fire.
Oil in Active Curve System May Leak (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 18V272000)
- In April 2018, Mercedes-Benz recalled nearly 10,000 vehicles whose active curve system (ACS) reservoir may leak oil.
- According to Mercedes-Benz, if the oil level in the reservoir is below the minimum level, the oil within the reservoir may foam and leak through the vent holes in the reservoir cap. The leaking oil in the presence of an ignition source may ignite and cause a fire.
ECU Software May Cause Engine to Shut Down (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 17V506000)
- In August 2017, Mercedes-Benz recalled over 12,000 vehicles with engine control units (ECUs) and transmission control units (TCU) that may have defective software.
- According to Mercedes-Benz, the software in the units may have compatibility conflicts and cause the engine to shut down while the driver brakes to a stop or accelerates, which may lead to a crash.
At Wirtz Law APC, we are dedicated to protecting consumers from large automakers like Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-Benz is a german auto-maker primarily designing and manufacturing luxury vehicles. Mercedes-Benz also produces commercial vehicles such as busses and semi-trucks. The company has its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Mercedes-Benz prides itself with its many “firsts.” It claims to have designed and patented the first vehicle, and the first company to install brakes and suspension on all four wheels. Mercedes-Benz sold a record setting 2,339,562 cars in 2019–raking in nearly $105 billion ($105,000,000,000.00) in gross sales.
In 2020, Mercedes-Benz settled a class action lawsuit involving defective HVAC systems in its vehicles that are prone to growing mold and mildew that occupants then inhale when the system is turned on. In 2017, Mercedes-Benz announced a major worldwide auto recall on approximately one million vehicles at risk of catching fire. Over 300,000 of these vehicles were sold in the United States alone. Recently, thousands of Mercedes-Benz owners have also reported “exploding sunroofs” that spontaneously shatter in warm weather. In addition to these bizarre defects prevalent among its vehicles, Mercedes-Benz has a reputation for engine and transmission failures that come with astronomical repair costs.
Mercedes-Benz’s slogan is “the best, or nothing” and sadly, many end up with the latter–a good for nothing Mercedes-Benz.
I think I have a lemon. What do I do now?
Under California’s Lemon Law, if you’ve given an automaker a “reasonable number of attempts” to repair your vehicle but the problems persist, your car might qualify for repurchase or replacement. Big automakers like Mercedes-Benz often try to muddy the water and re-define the analysis of Lemon Law qualification to their benefit – which is why consumers should never fight the big automakers alone! Generally speaking, as few as two (2) repair opportunities can be enough for your car to qualify. Don’t rely on Mercedes-Benz’s evaluation of your repair history, contact the professionals at Wirtz Law today.
How Wirtz Law Can Help
Over the past 6 years, Wirtz Law has recovered more than $29,000,000 for clients like you. On average, Wirtz Law APC fights for its clients in ten jury trials a year and settles many more cases at all stages of the litigation. We consistently recover more than just a buyback for our clients, recovering both actual damages and civil penalties against the automakers and distributors. We are the firm other lawyers hire when it’s time to go to trial, and consumers hire when they want their case handled right. We are ready to fight for your rights, today!
If you have a lemon, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Mercedes-Benz lemon law attorney about your case for free.
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