Mercedes-Benz is a well-known premium luxury German auto manufacturing company that produces ultra-luxury commercial and passenger vehicles. Mercedes-Benz is one of the largest, most successful high-end luxury vehicle manufacturers globally, and their customers typically enjoy the German engineering and reliability of their vehicles. However, there are some customers who drive off the lot with a defective lemon.
Is Your Mercedes Defective? Wirtz Law Can Help
Have you purchased a Mercedes-Benz expecting a high-end luxury vehicle only to be disappointed by ongoing trips to the dealership for repairs? You may have purchased a lemon. If you had to bring your Mercedes-Benz into the dealership for a repair two or more times, we recommend calling our law firm to schedule a free case evaluation. One of our experienced trial attorneys will review your case and help you understand your rights. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for clients just like you in lemon law cases.
California’s Lemon Law for Mercedes
California has one of the most pro-consumer lemon laws in the country. The law was given the nickname the Lemon Law because people refer to defective vehicles as lemons. When a vehicle qualifies as a lemon, the owner is entitled to compensation for their vehicle, a refund or a replacement vehicle, and additional damages. When Mercedes-Benz intentionally violates California law, the consumer may be entitled to other damages up to twice the actual damages.
Our attorneys are frequently able to win damages in addition to the cost of the vehicle, including attorneys’ fees and costs. California’s lemon law applies to trucks, vans, passenger vehicles, SUVs, RVs, motorcycles, and some business-owned vehicles. The lemon law covers all car makes and models of vehicles sold in California, including the following Mercedes models:
- 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
- Mercedes-Benz EQS (electric vehicle)
- Mercedes-Benz EQC (electric vehicle)
Is My Mercedes Defective?
If you are wondering whether your vehicle is a lemon, we recommend scheduling a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys. After reviewing your case, we can advise you whether you’re protected by California lemon law. To file a lemon law claim for your defective Mercedes-Benz, you will need to show that your vehicle’s repairs are or were done under warranty.
If your vehicle is out of warranty, you may still qualify. You’ll need to show that you’re experiencing an ongoing problem and your vehicle was in the shop several times before the expiration of the warranty. California’s lemon law applies to owned and leased vehicles. A certified pre-owned vehicle will qualify as well as long as repairs were done under the original warranty or the extended certified warranty.
What Is a Substantial Impairment?
Mercedes-Benz vehicles with substantial impairments are considered lemons under the California lemon law. A substantial impairment is a problem covered by the warranty that impairs the vehicle’s use, value, or safety to someone in your situtation.
You will also need to show that you have allowed the Mercedes Benz dealership to make reasonable attempts to repair the defect. There is no strict definition for how often you need to have your vehicle at the repair shop, but a reasonable number may be as few as only two visits. If your Mercedes-Benz has been at the repair shop for 30 or more days consecutively, you will meet this requirement.
Getting a Buyback or a Replacement Mercedes-Benz
If your vehicle is a lemon, you will be entitled to compensation. When a new or used Mercedes-Benz is sold or leased with a manufacturer’s warranty, and it is considered a lemon, Mercedes-Benz must buy back or replace the vehicle. As long as you qualify under California’s lemon law, Mercedes-Benz will be required to repurchase your vehicle. You may also choose to require Mercedes-Benz to replace your vehicle with the same or similar model that is not a lemon.
Common Mercedes-Benz Lemon Law Defects
There are various defects that Mercedes-Benz can suffer from, ranging from engine failure to HVAC system defects. Other common Mercedes problems include the following:
- Engine control module warnings light up on the dash
- Stalling when attempting to shift gears
- Air conditioning system issues
- Air suspension failures
- Abnormal noises while driving
- The vehicle pulling
- Feeling every bump while driving
- Difficulty steering
- Oil leakage
- Engine cooling system failure
- Electrical failure
- Fuel delivery system failure
If your Mercedes-Benz is experiencing any of the issues listed above or another issue that isn’t listed, it may be a lemon. Contact Wirtz Law today to schedule your free no obligation case evaluation to learn more about your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation from Mercedes-Benz.
Contact a Mercedes Lemon Law Attorney in California
If your Mercedes-Benz still has problems even after a reasonable number of repair attempts, it may be a lemon. You may be entitled to a replacement vehicle or a refund for the vehicle. You may also be entitled to civil penalties up to two times the cost of your vehicle. Working with an attorney is essential because your attorney will be able to navigate the lemon law to get you your maximum damages and ensure that you obtain all of the compensation you deserve. Contact expert trial attorneys Wirtz Law today to schedule your free initial consultation.
The lemon law attorneys at Wirtz Law help residents of California with the Mercedes-Benz lemon law claims all throughout California including Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.
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