If your owned or leased Mercedes-Benz has a defect, the California Lemon Law protects you. If you discover a problem or issue that the dealership cannot repair within a reasonable number of attempts, you may be entitled to a full refund, a replacement vehicle, or a cash settlement from Mercedes-Benz. At Young & Young APC, Lemon Law cases are all we do. Our lawyers can guide you through the claims process and pursue positive case results on your behalf. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Mercedes-Benz has been producing luxury and commercial vehicles for almost a century. In that time, despite promising “The Best or Nothing,” hundreds of Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been recalled or are at the center of consumer complaints. Reported Mercedes-Benz Lemon Law issues include: engine, suspension, transmission, steering, electrical system, cooling system and airbags. From 2020 to 2022, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received 1,122 total consumer complaints about Mercedes-Benz vehicles:
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
In addition, several Mercedes-Benz models have been recalled for potentially dangerous defects. For example, certain 2021 AMG GLS63, 2020-2022 GLS450 and GLS580 vehicles were recalled due to a defective seatback lock that could fail in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Certain 2006-2012 ML-Class, GL-Class and R-Class vehicles were also recalled due to potential brake failure from a defective brake booster. Other recent recalls involve defective batteries, window trim bars, rearview cameras, ground connection bolts, and airbags.
If you notice a defect with your new or used Mercedes-Benz, take your vehicle to an authorized dealership or repair shop. Explain what the issue is and make sure your concerns are accurately reflected in the repair order.
Under California’s Lemon Law, auto manufacturers are required to promptly repair vehicle defects that are covered by a warranty. If a defect cannot be repaired within a reasonable number of attempts, the vehicle is declared a “lemon.” At this point, the driver who owns or leases the vehicle is entitled to a resolution: a refund of all amounts paid or payable, a replacement vehicle of the same MSRP value, or a cash settlement.
A “reasonable” number of repair attempts differs from state to state. In California, it is not a specific number; rather, it is determined on a case-by-case basis according to the specific circumstances, such as the severity of the defect. In addition, the vehicle does not have to be within the first 18,000 miles or 18 months of delivery to qualify for a remedy under the California Lemon Law.
Mercedes Benz Lemon Law cases can be complicated and overwhelming for the average consumer. At Young & Young APC, our lawyers know exactly how these claims work in California. We will protect your rights and best interests through every phase of a claim, pursuing justice and the best possible outcome. Start with a free case review with one of our knowledgeable Lemon Law lawyers. Contact us online or call (833) 536-6600 to speak to an attorney today.
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