Do you have a Mercedes-Benz lemon?

If you think you may have a Mercedes lemon on your hands, your vehicle will have to meet a set of strict criteria in order to be deemed a lemon under California lemon law. We have years of experience in pursuing lemon law claims, and have brought successful cases against multiple Mercedes models, including the Maybach, S-Class Sedan, E-Class Sedan, E-Class Wagon and others. If you’re experiencing problems with your new — or used — Mercedes that are impacting the safety or value of your car, it may qualify as a lemon. Especially if your vehicle is still under warranty. Which means you may be entitled to a Mercedes buyback or cash settlement.

Common Mercedes-Benz Defects

If you think you have a Mercedes-Benz lemon, check a Mercedes recall list to see if any of the items listed might affect your vehicle. Recently there has been a Mercedes-Benz airbag recall. Although these common defects listed below may qualify your vehicle as a lemon, there are other defects and Mercedes recalls that may qualify you for a Mercedes buyback or other compensation.

  • Issues with suspension
  • Fuel and oil leakage
  • Difficulty with changing gears
  • Steering column defects
  • Hood opening while driving
  • Seatbelt issues
  • Transmission issues or failure
  • Mercedes-Benz airbag recall

Trust Shainfeld Law to Help

Proving you have a Mercedes-Benz lemon can be difficult, and the manufacturer won’t do you any favors when it comes to pursuing a Mercedes buyback. The standards for what makes a car a lemon can vary between states, but we’re well versed in the California lemon law for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. If you think you might have brought home a Mercedes lemon, give us a call. We’ll help you get the compensation you deserve for your faulty vehicle, starting with a free consultation to help you determine if your vehicle qualifies for protection under the lemon law.

What’s a “Reasonable Number” of repair attempts mean for your Mercedes-Benz?

The Mercedes-Benz manufacturer doesn’t get an unlimited amount of time or attempts at fixing your vehicle — at a certain point, you should be compensated for the time, trouble, and expenses related to your Mercedes lemon. While the number that constitutes a “reasonable number” of attempts may differ depending on the state, in California, this criteria has been met if one of the following has happened:

  • The issue has caused your car to be out of service for more than 30 days since your car was purchased.
  • Your vehicle’s issues are such that they could cause death or bodily harm, the car has been in for repair two or more times, and the manufacturer has been notified of need for the repairs.
  • The car been in for repairs four or more times and the manufacturer has been notified of the need for repairs.

Mercedes-Benz Recalls

A recall is what happens when a manufacturer calls a number of vehicles in for a free repair of manufacturing defects. All cars are required to adhere to certain national safety standards, but, sometimes, vehicles aren’t built the way they’re intended to be. And when cars come off the assembly line with defective parts or errors, they can put the safety of consumers at risk.

When recalls are made, they’re usually done by the model, year, and Vehicle Identification (VIN) number of the cars that have the problems. And recalls are usually either issued by the manufacturer, or by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) after they’ve conducted an investigation. But no matter who makes the case for a recall, the manufacturer will always replace any defective parts at no cost to you.

No matter how good a manufacturer’s reputation is, they’re just as susceptible to making cars that have defects or issues. Even a luxury automaker like Mercedes-Benz isn’t immune to selling cars with minor, and sometimes major, issues. In fact, most models from the German manufacturer have been called back under a recall at one point or another, from their B-Class to Sprinter series.

The manufacturer has had several issues with airbags over the years, but recalls have also been made for fuel leaks, seatbelt anchors, fire risks, lighting and more. Although some of these issues (such as interior and exterior lighting) don’t pose a serious threat to drivers and passengers, other problems like fuel leaks and fire risks put the safety of Mercedes owners at risk when they get behind the wheel.

Below, you’ll find a list of five recent Mercedes-Benz recalls from the U.S. and worldwide. To see if your vehicle was affected by any of these recalls, we encourage you to visit the Mercedes-Benz website or the NHTSA website to read about recent recall information and learn about the necessary next steps for getting your vehicle fixed.

  1. More than 9,000 2018 GLE and GLS SUVs were recalled for an issue that could cause the rear brakes to not fully engage.
  2. An issue with the incorrect bonding of the rear window led to a recall of several C300, C300 4MATIC, C63 AMG and C63S AMG vehicles.
  3. Around 10,800 Mercedes-Benz C300 and C300 4MATIC, C43 AMG, C63 and C63S vehicles were recalled due to a bonding issue that could cause the rear beltline trim to fall off.
  4. Mercedes-Benz recalled four 2018 GLE350, GLE350 4MATIC and GLE43 AMG vehicles due to issues with the panoramic sunroof.
  5. Like most other manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz was also affected by the Takata airbag recalls on several of their models.

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