Reuters reports Mercedes-Benz USA has a rather smelly issue to face after two Georgia car owners alleged the vehicles have defective climate control systems. The two named owners claim Mercedes vehicles dating back to 1999 have defective systems that allow mold and mildew to develop, creating an unpleasant odor throughout the vehicles any time the air systems are in use.
The car owners filed their claims in an Atlanta federal court last year and aim to represent a nationwide group of plaintiffs.
Lieff, Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein Attorneys at Law reported earlier in March 2018, U.S District Court Judge Amy Totenberg issued an order denying most of Mercedes arguments against the Plaintiff’s putative class action.
The Court confirmed the validity of the Plaintiff’s claims that the company misled its customers by selling them “expensive cars Mercedes knew to have defective, mold-harboring climate control systems.”
Per the court order, the case will now move into discovery phase.
Lieff, Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein Attorneys at Law reports the vehicles at issue in this action include:
2004-2012 A Class 2017 GLE Class
2008-2016 Mercedes C-Class 2006-2016 M Class
2000-2014 CL Class 2006-2015 R Class
2013-2016 Mercedes CLA-Class 1999-2017 S Class
2003-2009 Mercedes CLKClass 2003-2012 SL Class
2004-2016 Mercedes CLS-Class 2002-2013 SLK Class
2003-2016 Mercedes E-Class 2002-2013 Maybach 57
2007-2016 Mercedes GL-Class 2002-2013 Maybach 62
2010-2016 GLK Class
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