Mercedes-Benz USA (“MBUSA”) was sued in a class action on behalf of Texas, Virginia and Georgia owners of 2003- 2009 W211 gasoline E-Class Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Plaintiffs bring the action to remedy Defendants’ unlawful actions in connection with the design, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of these vehicles. As alleged, due to undisclosed defects in the fuel tank, fuel sending unit, and evaporation tubes, the vehicles in question have underlying problems that result in gasoline vapor leaks inside the vehicle cabin and liquid gasoline leaks outside of the vehicle.
Daimler designed and manufactured over 300,000 gasoline E-Class vehicles for model years 2003-2009, which were shipped to the United States and sold by MBUSA. The models include the E350, E500, E550, E55 AMG, and E63 AMG.
Due to defects in the design and/or manufacturing, the vehicles at issue are prone to emit gasoline fumes into the cabin and leak raw gasoline from the gas tank outside of the vehicle. The defect is contained in or around the evaporation tubes located in the gasoline tank, which causes either or both the gasoline fumes to emanate from the tank and the liquid gasoline to leak out of the tank The gasoline leaks from the evaporation tubes and pools on top of the fuel sending units. Vehicle owners have also experienced raw gasoline pool underneath their vehicles. Others have had interior rear seats ruined by leaking gasoline. Owners have also experienced strong odors of gasoline in the closed confines of the vehicle cabins.
- Class: All current and former former owners and lessees of 2003-2009 Mercedes-Benz E350, E500, E550, E55 AMG, and E63 AMG that reside in Texas, Virginia or Georgia