Mercedes-Benz Sued Over Defective Engines

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT) -- Mercedes Benz USA LLC was hit Wednesday in California with a proposed class action alleging the company manufactured and sold engines in some cars that contained defective anti-vibration or transmission components, costing consumers thousands of dollars in repairs.

Plaintiffs Majeed Seifi and Tracey Deakin claim Mercedes’ V-6 M272 engines, installed in many models including the C230, contain defective gears in their balance shafts that wear out prematurely, excessively and without warning. The V-8 M273 engines, installed in models including the E500, have defective idle gears that...
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