Mercedes Owners Seek Cert. Over E-Class Leak Defect

Law360, New York (June 21, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT) -- The named plaintiff in a putative class action accusing Mercedes-Benz USA LLC of failing to notify consumers about an alleged defect in the water-management system in its E-Class vehicles asked for certification of the action in California on Monday.

Mercedes owner Tigran Cholakyan contends the water-management system of model year 2003 through 2009 E-Class vehicles suffers from an inherent design defect that can allow leaks when it rains or when the vehicles are washed.

The system at issue is responsible for moving water from the exterior...
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