Owners and lessees of certain Mercedes-Benz and Sprinter BlueTEC vehicles may qualify to claim thousands of dollars thanks to Mercedes emissions class action lawsuit settlement agreements with the carmaker and it's supplier totaling more than $789 million.
The Class is made up of all current and former owner or lessees of subject vehicles who, on or before Sept. 14, 2020, owned or leased and registered a subject vehicle or who, after Sept. 14, 2020, began owning or leasing and registered a subject vehicle for which an approved emission modifications (AEM) has not been performed.
The settlement also included dealers and resellers who meet the Class definition.
The following Mercedes BlueTEC vehicles are subject to the Mercedes emissions lawsuit settlement:
- E250 (2014-2016)
- E350 (2011-2013)
- GL320 (2009
- GL350 (2010-2016)
- GLE300d (2016)
- GLE350d (2016)
- GLK250 (2013-2015)
- ML250 (2015)
- ML320 (2009)
- ML350 (2010-2014)
- R320 (2009)
- R350 (2010-2012)
- S350 (2012-2013)
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, 4-cylinder (2014-2016)
- Freightliner Sprinter, 4-cylinder (2014-2016)
- Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, 6-cylinder (2010-2016)
- Freightliner Sprinter, 6-cylinder (2010-2016)
More information on the potential additional payments is available on the Mercedes settlement website.
If an AEM is not made available by Oct. 1, 2022, Class Members may file a claim for payments ranging from $740.25 to $2,632, depending on the vehicle’s model year and on whether more than one claim is made on the vehicle, by Nov. 30, 2022.
|If a proposed emission modification is scheduled under the US-CA Consent Decree for submission to EPA and CARB more than 60 days after the Court approves the Mercedes Class Action Settlement|
|If the Mercedes Defendants submit to EPA and CARB a proposed emission modification more than 30 days after the deadline under the US-CA Consent Decree||$200*|
|If the Mercedes Defendants submit to EPA and CARB a proposed emission modification more than 180 days after the deadline under the US-CA Consent Decree||$400*|
|*These payments cannot be combined; the additional payment would be either $200 or $400, depending on when the proposed emission modification is submitted. Please see Section 5.3.2 of the Mercedes Class Action Settlement for more details.|
|If EPA and CARB approve a proposed emission modification that fails to meet the emission standard to which the Registered Subject Vehicles were originally certified|
|If, as measured by the Mercedes Defendants in connection with their submission of a proposed emission modification to EPA and CARB or pursuant to industry standards, an AEM causes a reduction in calculated fuel economy using the EPA formula of more than 3 MPG; a decrease of greater than 5% in peak horsepower; or a decrease of greater than 5% in peak torque||$325**|
|If an AEM causes a reduction in calculated fuel economy using the EPA formula of more than 6 MPG, or a decrease of greater than 10% in peak horsepower or peak torque||$650**|
|**These payments cannot be combined; the additional payment would be either $325 or $650, depending on the performance impacts, even if performance is reduced in more than one category. Please see Section 5.3.8 of the Mercedes Class Action Settlement for more details.|
|If an AEM changes the frequency with which consumers need to refill their DEF tank, as stated in the consumer notifications required by the US-CA Consent Decree|
You will need
• Dates you owned or leased the registered subject vehicle
• Proof of current or former vehicle ownership or lease
• A copy of your driver’s license or other government-issued identification
• Proof of vehicle registration (including date)
• For current owners and lessees, the repair order or invoice you receive when the AEM is performed on your subject vehicle in order to prove it received the AEM (unless no AEM was made available by October 1, 2022)
• If submitting a claim for transportation reimbursement, a receipt establishing the transportation costs for trips to and from the authorized dealership.