Consumers Say Mercedes-Benz Made Defective Rims

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 3:03 PM EDT) -- Mercedes-Benz USA LLC is under fire from consumers, who allege the luxury car company uses defective rims and then refuses to cover the repair costs under its warranty.

Plaintiffs amended their class action complaint Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, honing claims that Mercedes’ light alloy rims are too delicate to withstand normal driving conditions, especially when paired with the low-profile tires the company favors.

Mercedes touts its wheels as strong and reliable, with pedigreed racing credentials, but the company...
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