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Mercedes M272 & M273 Engine Class Action
By Matt O’Donnell

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with M272 or M273 engines are equipped with defective gears that cause the vehicle to malfunction, according to a class action lawsuit filed in New Jersey federal court.

 

According to the Mercedes-Benz M272 and M273 engine class action lawsuit, these engines are equipped with defective gears in their balance shafts (in the case of the M272 engines) or with defective idle gears (in the case of the M273 engines) that wear out prematurely, excessively and without warning, causing the vehicle to malfunction, the “check engine light” to remain illuminated, and the vehicle to misfire and/or stop driving.

 

The only way to correct this problem, the lawsuit says, is to have the balance shaft or idle gear replaced, which is a large-scale repair job, costing customers thousands of dollars and leaving them without a car for weeks at a time.

 

The Mercedes balance shaft gear and idle gear class action lawsuit claims that internal company documents prove that Mercedes has known about these defects at least as early as August 2007, but has failed to take appropriate corrective action and has concealed the defects from unsuspecting owners and lessees.

 

“Mercedes has known all along about the existence of a defect with the balance shaft gears in its M272 engines and idle gears in its M273 engine, yet it has concealed that knowledge and deliberately omitted any information or dissemination about its existence,” the class action lawsuit says. “Mercedes’ concealment and its omission of any disclosure of the defect in the affected automobiles was not merely a case of innocent omission or misrepresentation, but rather represents an intentional campaign to fraudulently deceive the buying public.”

 

The Mercedes-Benz M272 and M273 engine class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of a nationwide class of owners and lessees who have vehicles equipped with M272 engines bearing serial numbers up to 2729..30 468993 and M273 engines bearing serial numbers up to 2739..30 088611.

 

The Mercedes M272 engine is reportedly installed in the following Mercedes-Benz vehicles:

 

Model Years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010: 

C 230

SLK 350

CLS 350

E 230

 

Model Years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010: 

CLS 280

CLK 280

C 280

E 280

SL 280

C 350

E 350

S 350

SL 350

Viano

 

Model Years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010: 

R 280

R 350

ML 250

Sprinter

 

Model Years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010: 

S 280

 

Model Years 2008, 2009, 2010: 

CLC 230

CLC 350

 

The Mercedes M273 engine is reportedly installed in the following Mercedes-Benz vehicles:

 

Model Year 2006: 

E 500 and E 550

CL 500 and CL 550

CLS 500 and CLS 550

GL 500 and GL 550

 

Model Year 2007: 

GL 450

S 450

ML 450

 

Model Year 2008: 

ML 500 and ML 550

 

Model Years 2006 and 2009:

CLK 500 and CLK 550

 

For more information, read the Mercedes-Benz M272 and M273 engine class action lawsuit here.

 

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Updated October 15th, 2010

 

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96 Comments

  • Anonymous May 3, 2012

    Can I be part of this lawsuit?

  • Anonymous September 3, 2012

    How do I become part of this CA Lawsuit?

  • Anonymous September 28, 2012

    we own an 06 ml350 and it is one of these cursed cars as well. Took it into the dealership for its maintenance and to check out the check engine light and guess what!? The Repair is going to be close to $12,000 !!!

    It cost me over $700 for them to tell me what the problem was.

    Please include me in the lawsuit, or tell me how to get added. Thank you…. I believe this is the Last MB I will EVER buy again.

  • Anonymous October 13, 2012

    I have a CLK 350 2006 and I was also just cursed with a $5700 estimated bill to replace the shaft. So very disappointed with MB.

  • Anonymous October 14, 2012

    I am having my r-350 vehicle wrapped with all the negative comments of all these MB owners, and a list of all class action lawsuit against this awful compnay will be printed on this piece of garbage and will drive it on all major roads until it breaks down again. I will fix it again and drive some more to prevent another person from being put through the shear misery I have been put through with mercedes,what a shame…I will wreak havoc on this company until the day I die.

  • Anonymous October 31, 2012

    Is this lawsuit still going on? Or did they pay the right people off? Because I have the exact same problem, and the Facebook page is no longer up, and there is no contact information for adding your information to the lawsuit. Now they want 4k+ to fix a issue that I did not cause. I always maintained my car and now it is failing me. If someone has information please help.

  • Anonymous November 2, 2012

    I was just told yesterday that my balance shaft on my 2007 E550 needed to be replaced to the tune of $7,500. OMG….the car is only worth $12,000……I was told by my sales person several years ago, because my “Check Engine ” kept coming on, to go out and take the gas cap off and put it back on. Within a few miles of driving, the light should go off. So I did that, and he was right. After a while, I got tired of continuing to step outside my car. adjust the gas cap, and after a while the light would go out. So, I just stopped doing the gas cap thing and just left the Check Engine light on. Now I have to face an Emissions test and I’ll be fined it the CELight is on, so I took the car to my dealer and they now tell me it’s the Balance Shaft thing. I love my car, don’t want to lose it, but I can’t afford this ticket for repairs. I strongly believe that I was mislead with the gas cap thing, which caused me NOT to concern myself with that Check Engine light. Now I find that there is a Class Action Suit against MB, regarding this specific repair.
    Any thoughts or suggestions? I need help.

  • Anonymous November 4, 2012

    How can I become a part of this class actions suit??????

    • RHOFFMAN April 19, 2015

      I just had the same thing happen to me. It also happened right I spent 1500 to replace an intact manifold that my independent mechanic(Mercedes trained) say is another common fault on these engines. I bought this car thinking that it should last longer than other vehicles, I guess I was wrong..

  • Anonymous November 19, 2012

    Please notify me what I cann do mercedes is saying approx $7,000.00 to fix

  • Anonymous November 26, 2012

    How do I become a part of this lawsuit? My car is currently at the mechanic’s shop for an idle/CEL issue. I just REPLACED the manifold at the tune of $1500+ which I was told would take care of the my CEL issue. Now it’s back for that problem along with the rough idle.

  • Kim Chase January 2, 2013

    Own a 2006 ml 350 with a check engine light curse! Need to become part of the class action suit against MB in NYS. This is wrong. My car only has 84000. miles. Never again will I own a MB!

  • Jim January 4, 2013

    I also have a sick E350 with shaft issues, how can I become involve in this lawsuit?

  • mercedes owner January 7, 2013

    I saw a motion to dismiss for this case somewhere else when I was searching regarding this.

  • tom brandes January 12, 2013

    how can i b apart of this class action suit own a 06 e-350 and am having the problem

  • Alex Sanchez January 30, 2013

    I own a Mercedes Benz 2006 E350 and have trouble with my engine. Can someone contact me to see if I qualify with my issues.

    • Alex Sanchez September 7, 2014

      My car engine has develop a loud noise and is not working quite well, I went to have it diagnosed only to find out it would cost me 6k dollars to repair. The fellow at the authorized MB repair shop advised of the ongoing problems with mine and other owner of MB car owners with the same problem. I don’t have the 6K to repair it and I still owe 4000.00 to the bank. Can someone help me here I am not looking for money in the pocket just get my car fixed. If MB has kept this quite and has no problem charging their car owners 7K for the repairs knowing its defective parts in them, then they should be responsible of the repairs and the down time with out a vehicle. Unfortunately for my wife and I we only have one car and its our 2006 MB E350 with the 272 engine. Help please.

  • paul tyson February 2, 2013

    We had a 07 s550 with idler gear problems. It cost us over $4000. to fix is there any recourse.

  • Ira February 22, 2013

    I have 2006 E350 4Matic MB, 92000 miles and the engine light is on.
    Please tell me how to be part of the lawsuit?

  • Juan Abreut March 22, 2013

    I just got this same error 1200 & 1208 at 61,000 miles, after the warranty expire. Talked to dealer and MB. After a couple of days, MB said they will not repair it at their cost. So mush for their Good will. Now i’m stuck if a @ $ 7,000 repair bill….In which I can’t and will not do…
    Hope their is a remedy, to get MB to be responsible for their actions, or lack off. Model 2007 C230

  • Eric Alfon June 12, 2013

    Own a 2006 E class Mercedes having the same problems with the balance shaft like the other owners of the same engine type. Please update me on the status of the law suit and if I can still file for one. It is a $7,800.00 repair job. Thanks.

  • Debbie May August 2, 2013

    I have the same issue with my 2007 C280. How do I become part of this?

  • Juan Pablo August 3, 2013

    Is this lawsuit still going on? Thks.

  • Sharon Formanek August 10, 2013

    I have the same problem with my C230. Was just told that the repairs would be $8000!! How can I become part of this class action suit?

  • Sharon Formanek August 10, 2013

    I have the same problem with my C230. Was just told that the repairs would be $8000!! How can I become part of this class action suit?

  • Sharon Formanek August 10, 2013

    I have the same problem with my C230. Was just told that the repairs would be $8000!! How can I become part of this class action suit?

  • Timothy Flagg August 29, 2013

    I have a 2006 E350 with 111K. Mercedes Service Manager Jim Schmidt at Aristocrat Motors in Kansas City just told me they would pay for parts but not labor to replace the gear. That’s still $4,000 out of my pocket for replacing their defective part. I plan to contact the Regional After Sales Operations Manager next. Apparently, up until a few months ago Aristocrat Motors had been told to replace the defective parts involving the 1200 and 1208 error codes that showed up in M272 and M273 motors.

  • Timothy Flagg August 29, 2013

    I have a 2006 E350 with 111K. Mercedes Service Manager Jim Schmidt at Aristocrat Motors in Kansas City just told me they would pay for parts but not labor to replace the gear. That’s still $4,000 out of my pocket for replacing their defective part. I plan to contact the Regional After Sales Operations Manager next. Apparently, up until a few months ago Aristocrat Motors had been told to replace the defective parts involving the 1200 and 1208 error codes that showed up in M272 and M273 motors.

  • Timothy Flagg August 29, 2013

    I have a 2006 E350 with 111K. Mercedes Service Manager Jim Schmidt at Aristocrat Motors in Kansas City just told me they would pay for parts but not labor to replace the gear. That’s still $4,000 out of my pocket for replacing their defective part. I plan to contact the Regional After Sales Operations Manager next. Apparently, up until a few months ago Aristocrat Motors had been told to replace the defective parts involving the 1200 and 1208 error codes that showed up in M272 and M273 motors.

  • Wael Abbouchi September 3, 2013

    I have a 2006 Mercedes E350 with the M272 engine with 64,000 miles. The VIN number is in the range of affected engines. The balance shaft issue has not yet manifested itself but I am expecting it to appear any time now. Please include me in the class action and in an related communication.

  • Carol Mackey September 5, 2013

    I have a 2006 E350 with same issues. MB is not accepting responsibility with the Manager denying knowledge of MB’s so-called “Goodwill” program that minimally assist buyers. I am still awaiting this Manager’s return call. Please contact me with information on how I can be added to this lawsuit.
    Thank you

  • Melinda Frank September 20, 2013

    Please included me in the class action law suit. I have.c230 2006.

  • Luke Lee October 9, 2013

    I have a 2006 E350, 80K miles with same issue. MB dealer says that the balance shaft need to be replaced and it cost $6K. Please included me in.

  • Sunny Gahley November 10, 2013

    2007 Mercedes ML350; same issue

  • Jerome Johnson November 16, 2013

    My 2007 Mercedes E350 Vin WDBUF56X27B006008, 65,000 mileage is in process of replacing balance bars. Cost is $6,000. plus. What do I need to do to qualify for the Class Action relief? Thank you

  • Compensation please January 10, 2014

    How do I get compensated?

  • Tessa January 22, 2014

    I have a R350 with the same problem. Please include me in the class action suit against Mercedes. This is outrageous.

  • Kenny Rosenbaum February 1, 2014

    Same issue 2006 ML350

  • deepak February 3, 2014

    Same issue 2007 c230 manual ( 82k miles ).

    This is really depressing. IF this is not handled correctly.. this is the my last mercedes period…

  • Kimberly P. February 3, 2014

    I have a 2006 E350 with 101k miles my check engine light stays ON….Its very few days that it stay off. Please forward me information on this suit.

  • Kranthi February 21, 2014

    2006 E350 with 98k miles. MB Codes 1200 and 1208. $4000 at an Indy to repair and Stealership wants 6k+ Please include me in the class action suit

  • Steve March 1, 2014

    We have an ’07 R350 with 108K mi with this issue. Dealership quoted us $6800 for repair. How can I join this suit?

  • George P. Donovan March 17, 2014

    I recently bought a MB C230 Sport with 56,000 miles on it from a local MB Dealer. I love this car, but I just found out about this Balance Shaft Problem. How could MB make such a fine vehicle with such a serious defect and then sell it on the market to unsuspected first time MB buyers like me. I am sure the Dealer knew about this defect before selling it to me. I have always wanted to own a Black MB sedan and now I do but this is a showstoper. I am very disapointed with MB and I will take whatever legal action is necessary. How can I become a part of the pending Lawsuit against MB?

  • James March 28, 2014

    I also have a 2006 C230 Sport, with 62 thousand miles on it, and now the service department just told me that I need the balance shaft and sprocket replaced (BIG JOB) lots of money to repair I called MB USA and they told me that they would not be covering any of the repair cost and that it is out of warranty. This is my first MB, It has always been my dream to own a MB, after how they treat their customers I will never buy a MB again VERY VERY POOR COMPANY! I would love to become part of the lawsuit please let me know how thanks

  • Anonymous April 2, 2014

    Does anyone from Louisiana have this defect with their Mercedes Benz ? There is a class action pending in the US Western District of Louisiana against MBUSA for the defective balance shaft gear in the M272 engine.

  • Sean April 28, 2014

    Can I join the lawsuit. I recently purchashed a 2006 MB C230 sport with 75,000 miles. 2 months I have owned the car and I have the same problems. How can I become a part of the lawsuit?

  • John Hemsouvanh May 19, 2014

    Can we join the lawsuit? We have 2006 ML350 and “check engine light” come on it will cause us about $4500-$ 5000 it is the balance shaft gear .

  • Johnny wadd June 12, 2014

    I have a 2007 R-350 and the motor shredded its self on the interstate near Blythe CA. Car has 37k with 100k extended MB warrenty. MB says the cam shaft balancer stripped out, and caused the motor to collide internally and self destruction was the result. $18.000 for a totally new crate long block engine, plus condenser and radiator …..I paid $100 and MB covered the rest.

  • van Casteren July 10, 2014

    I bought a USA model CLK 350 secondhand in Cologne, Germany (the car was never exported to the USA but bought from the factory) and I self imported it to Holland. There are no problems now (@115K km) but can I be in this lawsuit if anything happens to my balanceshaft gears?

    • L. C. Crowe July 30, 2014

      I have a CLS 550, and I am having the same “check engine” problem. My dealer wants me to pay $5100 to have it fixed, which I feel is unfair. Please include me in the lawsuit. I only have 66000 miles on this 2007 auto.

  • A.D.Goodman September 6, 2014

    Add me to the list. Light came on at 65,000 mi.on my 2006.
    This is my second E class 4 magic wagon. Previously owned a 2001 E320 4M wagon. It was built like a tank and never let me down. My 2006 has been great until this.
    I was about to purchase a new 2015 model.
    I think was is the key word.

  • Alex Sanchez September 7, 2014

    My car engine has develop a loud noise and is not working quite well, I went to have it diagnosed only to find out it would cost me 6k dollars to repair. The fellow at the authorized MB repair shop advised of the ongoing problems with mine and other owner of MB car owners with the same problem. I don’t have the 6K to repair it and I still owe 4000.00 to the bank. Can someone help me here I am not looking for money in the pocket just get my car fixed. If MB has kept this quite and has no problem charging their car owners 7K for the repairs knowing its defective parts in them, then they should be responsible of the repairs and the down time with out a vehicle. Unfortunately for my wife and I we only have one car and its our 2006 MB E350 with the 272 engine. Help please.

    • David October 9, 2014

      Call 1-800-367-6372 Mercedes Benz USA corporate office and speak to them requesting assistance. No promise but they may get you a discount on repairs. Thats probably all you can do. Please let me know how you fixed your car.

  • Richard Scott September 16, 2014

    I have a 2007 S550 with 80,000 miles having the check engine light staying on. I was told by the dealership that the problem was related to the balance shaft gears and it would cost me approximately 6,500 to repair. Please send me information needed to be included in the class action lawsuit.

  • Marcos Rodriguez September 22, 2014

    How can I join I have a 2007 c230 with less than 100k took it to the dealer and they say it needs the balance shaft. Ridiculous expensive repairs and they wont even consider a discount knowing of this issue !

  • David Suazo September 29, 2014

    I am so dissapointed in Mercedes Benz. They claim “The Best or Nothing”, then put inferior parts in their cars. Mercedes-Benz takes no responsibility for their design error in choosing defective part. Nor do they try and assist their customer base that gets screwed with a major repair job. If there is a Class Action Law Suit I want to be part of it. I hate it when companies lie like this.

  • glenn shaw October 8, 2014

    I am having this problem- 6k to fix.

  • T. Ong October 31, 2014

    I have almost similar issues with the transmission. The gear would get stuck in place when downshifting. This sometimes happen on the freeways and I am unable to accelerate and engine braking would fail which leads to the car requiring excessive braking. Sometimes the car would be unable to even take off from a still position and reverse gears fail to engage. Huge safety issue when on a busy street! I have already replaced the camshaft position sensors and this issue is still reoccuring. My car is a 2006 C230 with only 65000 miles. Its been properly maintained with scheduled maintenance. Would love to join the recall campaign.

  • Justin Watson November 1, 2014

    I have a 2007 GL450, and I am having the same issue with my SUV M273, codes 0016-0017, min repair cost is $4,600 with Mercedes charging over $7,000 how do I get my truck fixed on Mercedes dime.

  • roe November 14, 2014

    go an 07 e350 misfiring above idle rpm and engine vibrate ,was told the balancing shaft need to be replace. like to know if there is a lawsuit going on now .thanks

  • B. Freeman November 28, 2014

    I too have the same issue with a 2007 E-350. I was quoted a price of $5800 for repairs. This is ridiculous. Please contact me to add me to this class action lawsuit.

  • L. Hallahan December 4, 2014

    We purchased our 2007 c230 sport and we are now having the exact same problem. The dealer is trying to say it is just worn out early and offering me a free diagnosis even though I suspect they already know what is wrong. Please add me to the lawsuit. Can anyone get back to me about the recourse? They are saying it will be $8000 to fix.

  • wen Lei December 10, 2014

    my car broken down on the middle of the road, unable to shift into any gear. have to be towed.

    after researching online, it is the conductor plate and the intake manifold runner control.

    how can I be part of this?

  • V Pantovic December 17, 2014

    I too am having issues with my 2007 GL 450. Check Engine Light came on and mercedes dealership service center is saying it is a worn balancer shaft gear. Quoted me $6800 to fix. Please add me to this lawsuit.

  • Don |Macdonald December 18, 2014

    I had the same problem with a 2007, C230 with the 272 engine. It cost me about $6,000.00. I installed new the balance shaft gears and then after driving it for 500 Km’s I had a new noise and pieces from the balance shaft gears got into the cylinder wall and ruined the engine. So I have to buy another engine. This is very poor pr for Mercedes Benz. I will not buy another Mercedes. Don

  • Andrew w Wilson January 16, 2015

    I purchased my very first car a 2006 ml350 certified and emissions tested for 17,000.00$ of my very hard earned money in February of 2014 and not even a month after buying it my cheak engine light came on. I took it back to the dealer it was purchased from and after a coil and plugs change costing me an added 700$ to my purchase iv been having engine light problems pearioticly that have costed me weeks of loss of a vehicle and high cost in diagnosing what is wrong and still have not gotten to fully enjoy my car I’m always in constant fear of a engine failure leaving me stranded and iv been researching for days on this and have found there is a lawsuits against Mercedes and would like to know how to become a part of this as I’m now affected by needing a repair of balance shaft witch will cost a total of 5,500$ and my car is still sitting at the shop it was bought from. If anyone has info on how to become a part of the lawsuit please e mail the details to andrew2121@live.com.

  • C.Cariaga January 19, 2015

    I have 2006 C230 with balance shaft gears issue dealership quoted $5800 pls. include me to the Lawsuit.last week I just replaced intake manifold cost $1600.

  • Jimmy Ngo February 17, 2015

    I have a 2006 CLK 350 . Please included me in the class action law suit.

  • Massimo Sasso February 18, 2015

    2006 ML 350 with 87,000 miles original owner service only by MB dealer as the same problem and they quote about 8k to repair .. The best or nothing????

  • a fernandez February 19, 2015

    i have a 2006 c230 sport with the same problem. is there any progress regarding this matter? kindly please let us know. do you think notifying one of those consumer protection reporters on a news station will help? maybe putting it the news will make mercedes benz do something about it to avoid bad publicity.

  • j w klein March 5, 2015

    07 CLK 350 100k miles. Will be at my dealer tomorrow. Code for cam timing sensor has popped up 3 times but gone away 3 times. Will report back my response from them. I want in!!

  • Gina manojlovic March 8, 2015

    I have a 2007 c230, with m272 engine, I cannot start the car for 2 months now, have gone to many mechanics they claim it will be between $5000-$8000 to repair the car is not worth that money. The are telling me the balancer shaft and timing gear and timing chain need to be replaced. Can I join this lawsuit?

  • T Williams March 22, 2015

    I have a 2007 with the M272 engine, I bought for my daughter ( MB Reliability ) or so I thought. The engine light came on and reads P0016, P0017 looks like its the same issue. $6,000. for repairs

  • Emeka N March 23, 2015

    I own a 2006 clk 350 cab. 2nd owner bought it CPO, took care of it like a baby. I also had the CEL and noticably horrible timing. I also notice shards of metal on my oil dipstick. I was diagnosed with the balance shaft failure. (Almost feel like I just joined a support group saying that) this is extremely disgusting of MB to deny claims on such an obviously prevalent issue. Speaking to my mechanic he says people end up selling their car for pennies because no one will buy it. As an engineer in the oil and gas industry this would NEVER fly. Vendors with integrity will always either stand behind their product or sub vendors product or will back out of the contract whole heartedly. It’s no longer about the money but about the fall of one of the greatest auto manufactuers in history…Mercedes, I am truly dissapointed.

  • Gilbert bensimhon March 31, 2015

    I own a 2006 MBZ ML350, can I get in the class action about engine failure.

  • david borchert March 31, 2015

    I have the same problem with my 2007 R350…how do we join the class action suit?Dave B

  • Wayne swanson April 7, 2015

    I have a 2006 r350 149,000 miles and have a balance shaft problem. Is it too late to join the class action. $8,000.00 to repair.

  • Terry Patton April 12, 2015

    I wonder why the 06 CLK 350 is not on the list. I have this repair coming up to the tune of just under $6,000 on my car with < 60K miles on it. I thought the MBZ would run forever if you took care of it.

  • alfred Ailsworth April 30, 2015

    I was just informed by my Mercedes dealer that my C 230 Sport 07 has the balance shaft issue and a repair was estimated at $7500.00. What to do – as this car only has about 100,000 well maintained miles. There is no way to pay for such a repair- any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • Peter Teixeira May 14, 2015

    Shame on you Mercedes! The best or nothing obviously does not apply to every engine or model ….We purchased a 2008 R350 after our second boy was born for the reliability and extra room. ( We owned Audi and BMW in the past). Check engine light came on last month took it to the dealer and was told the same, bad balancing shaft and the repair would cost about 7k …….. keeping in mind the vehicle only has 78k miles this is an embarrassment for any car company much less a luxury brand such as Mercedes. I have submitted a complaint with MB USA and suggest anyone with the same issue to flood their phone lines and email boxes until something gets done.

  • Tom May 16, 2015

    The Court has appointed the following counsel for the Class: Roy A. Katriel of the Katie Law Firm, 4225 Executive Square, Suit 600, La Jolla, CA 92037, & Gary S. Graifman of Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., 747 Chestnut Ridge Road, Chestnut Ridge, New York 10977; Email at: MBSettlement@kgglaw.com

  • Tom May 16, 2015

    The Court has appointed the following counsel for the Class: Roy A. Katriel of the Katie Law Firm, 4225 Executive Square, Suit 600, La Jolla, CA 92037, & Gary S. Graifman of Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., 747 Chestnut Ridge Road, Chestnut Ridge, New York 10977; EmAail at: MBSettlement@kgglaw.com

  • howard May 17, 2015

    I have a 2006 CLK350 84,000 miles and have been experiencing the engine light on problem on and off for about 4 years. It happened again week while I also experienced the unsmooth movements from the engine. I felt it could be the pre-sign of the balance shat failure issue. I want to be part of the class. Please advise how to apply for it. Thanks.

  • KYM CLK350 May 18, 2015

    I HAVE A 2006 CLK350 WHICK DOES NOT APPEAR ON THE LIST OF POSSIBLE AFFECTED VEHICLES. COULD SOMEONE ASSIST WITH FURTHER INVESTIGATION? THE YR. AND MODEL DO NOT APPEAR ON THE LIST FROM THIS SITE, IT DOES APPEAR ON THE CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT NOTICE LIST OF POTENTIALLY AFFECTED VEHICLES. I CANT TELL IF I HAVE ONE OF THE ENGINES INVOLVED IN THE SUIT.

  • Nancy Hoites May 18, 2015

    Class Action lawsuit: Seifi, et al v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC Case No. 12-cv-05493 (TEH)

  • KYM CLK350 May 18, 2015

    I have a 2006 CLK 350 which does not appear on the list from this site. The 2006 CLK 350 does appear on the class action suit settlement document as a possible for inclusion of the impacted engines. I cant tell if I have an engine with potential issues. No issues yet, but I have over 90K mi. Can I get some help with further investigation or suggestions?

  • Sandy May 20, 2015

    I bought an 06 e350 and just realized this issue being my check engine light being on for months. How do I join this being the repair is expensive and an obvious known issue with this engine?

  • phill May 21, 2015

    got a c280, 2006. anyone know where to find the engine number?

  • phill May 21, 2015

    anyone know who and where to get the engine number on my C280, 2006 car?

  • Maria Luzzi May 22, 2015

    Unfortunately, I bought a used 2006 MB in June, 2014. The engine light recently turned on, then disappeared. I guess this was the prelude to the dark result. When driving, the car suddenly would not shift out of second gear, and had to drive home at about 15 miles per hour. How scary and dangerous this was. It has now been sitting in front of my house for over a month not knowing what to do since quotes of the repair might exceed the price of the car! On Monday, May 18, 2015, I received a notice from a class action suit stating that I may be eligible for a reimbursement for the thousands of dollars it will take to repair the cost. My problem is that I do not have this kind of money to start the ball rolling! I will still apply to see if I am eligible, but I will also be writing to the BBB, MB headquarters, and the local TV stations. I know that the recent news involves faulty airbags in some cars (with my luck, the only other car in the family), but maybe with some exposure, this too, might make the news.

  • NONYA May 27, 2015

    I have a 2007 R 350. engine light came on, took it to dealership they told me: worn balance shaft sprocket $4700+ to replace. This is absolutely ridiculous I knew owning a luxury car would come with some pricy repairs but really $4700.00+ and this is supposed to be a quality car. smh The engines suck on these cars so stay away! If you’ve already bought any of the models listed good luck! In still shopping around for a affordable mech. I entered my vin into BALANCESHAFTSETTLEMENT.COM and my car doesn’t qualify even though my cars S/N ends with 27989.

  • Laserlenz Inc. May 29, 2015

    Lie harder! No recall? I want to be part of this case! Takata balance shafts used in Benz? Thank you for you contact with the Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Center.

    In regard to your questions, your 2007 C230 VIN WDBRF5###### has no current open recalls or service campaigns.

    Both of your vehicles are fitted with timing chains and not timing belts. The reason you have been unable to find any information on replacement times is because these components have no mileage limits. The vehicle engine management system monitors the actions of the chains and will show a code should the chains show any sign of loss of efficiency.

    I hope this answers your questions.

    I thank you once again for your contact.

    Simon

    Case Manager
    CAC Operations
    Mercedes Benz USA, LLC

  • Donnie Hayman June 1, 2015

    i have a 2007 e 550 withthe same problem,paying for it but not driving it . Have not driving the car in 3 months. So how do i get to be apart of the lawsuit ?

  • Diana Doss June 8, 2015

    Just purchased a 2006 MB, took it to my certified MB mechanic and found out there is a major problem with this vehicle. Approximately an 8-9k repair bill. How do I join this class action law suite?

  • Eliza Craft June 11, 2015

    I would like a claim form to join in on the class action settlement

  • Andrew Kramer June 19, 2015

    My wife and I are the original owners of a 2006 M-B ML350 (9 yrs old). The vehicle has 38,000 original miles on it to date. This model/year MB is not even listed as liable to be defective on this site, yet there are numerous 2006/ML350 complaints. On another ConsumerAffairs site it was stated that this defect on M272 engines usually becomes noticeable after 55,000 miles of operation, meaning that it is MILES generated (as are most mechanical failures) and has absolutely NOTHING to do with the vehicles age. Our problem is that based on our standard usage to date we will barely be at 45,000 miles when the alloted (per settlement)10 years has expired. NOW WHAT DOES ONE DO UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES ??? This is nothing but DISCRIMINATION to the conservative owner/operator !!!!

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