A class action lawsuit has been filed against the popular German auto company Mercedes-Benz claiming certain autos manufactured by Mercedes were prone to water leakage that could damage the interior and electronics resulting in sudden engine failure while driving the auto. The type of Benz in question is the 2003-2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class W-211. If you bought or leased this vehicle in the United States between 2003 and 2009 you could be a class member of this lawsuit. The class members of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class W-211 Water Defect Lawsuit go on to claim that Mercedes-Benz knew about this water leak and did nothing to stop it and actually attempted to cover it up.
The lawsuit is entitled Patrick G. Lum, et al. v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Case No. 11-cv-9751) and is in the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Western Division. The class members are seeking damages for repairs made to the named vehicles. The lawsuit states the E class W-211’s water management system is “uniformly and inherently defective in materials, design and/or workmanship because they become clogged with leaves, twigs, debris and other objects that enter the water management system.” This case is not looking good for Mercedes-Benz. Maybe your next car should be a Lexus.