Class Eligibility

All current and former owners and lessees of Mercedes-Benz model year 2000-2007 M-Class (aka ML-Class), model year 2006-2007 R-Class, and model year 2007 GL-Class vehicles with original-equipment seat heaters who purchased or leased their Subject Vehicles in the United States.

Estimated Amount

Varies

You may receive reimbursement immediate repairs or future repairs

Proof of Purchase

Yes

Case Name

Callaway v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC,
Case No. 14-CV-02011 JVS-DFMx
District Court for the Central District of California

Case Summary

Plaintiff alleges the seat heaters in the Subject Vehicles may overheat, causing a hot spot to develop that can potentially spark, smoke or burn a hole through the seat cover. The operative complaint asserts fraud-based claims, including claims for fraudulent concealment, violation of California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act, Cal. Civil Code § 1781 et seq., and violation of California’s Unfair Competition Law, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200, et seq.. The defendant is Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (“MBUSA”).

Settlement Pool

N/A

Deadline

Varies

Contact


Mercedes-Benz Seat Heater Settlement
Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 2730
Portland, OR 97208-2730
info@MercedesBenzSeatHeaterSettlement.com

9 responses to “Mercedes Benz Seat Heater Settlement”

  1. Jacqueline Jackson says:

    I would like to file a claim for my repairs!

    ADMIN – Hi Jacqueline,

    Please use the link provided to file your claim.

  2. Thelma Shumaker says:

    I received a letter from Mercedes the the stering wheel air bag is not grounded and could go off at any given time.
    That could cause serious problems. And Mercedes don’t have the parts to prevent it from happening.

    ADMIN – Hi Thelma,

    This settlement unfortunately is not for the air bag. It is for the seat heater.

  3. Secil Bulur says:

    I have a S500 and my seat has a hole I put a cushion over and will not turn the heat anymore Do I qualify

    ADMIN – Hi Secil,

    All current and former owners and lessees of Mercedes-Benz model year 2000-2007 M-Class (aka ML-Class), model year 2006-2007 R-Class, and model year 2007 GL-Class vehicles with original-equipment seat heaters who purchased or leased their Subject Vehicles in the United States.

    The S class is not part of the settlement.

  4. Reinhold A. Lassey says:

    Hello there
    My Mercedes is not longer on the US territory. I use it when I go home for vacation.
    So I need to repair it on my next vacation. That’s the reason why I need the check for reparation.
    My claim number is : 384
    My Tracking number is :79136

    ADMIN – Hi Reinhold,

    To check on the status of your claim you needy to reach out to the admin directly. We don’t have the ability to check individual claims.

  5. Eve says:

    I received the notice in the mail. I had this issue with my ML500 but sold it and the new owners totaled the vehicle.
    I was very upset about this issue when I owned the car. Especially since as I was driving down the freeway, the heating element burned my leg. After turning it off, I smelled the smell of popcorn as my seat cooled down.
    When I took it to the dealership to have it fixed, I was quoted a crazy price. I decided to let the whole seat warmer idea go.

  6. angela killian says:

    I have filled out paperwork and never received a reply

    ADMIN – Hi Angela,

    Reach out to the class action administrator.

  7. AMBER says:

    does this apply for 2003 slk 320??

    ADMIN – Hi Amber,

    Eligibility reads as follows:

    All current and former owners and lessees of Mercedes-Benz model year 2000-2007 M-Class (aka ML-Class), model year 2006-2007 R-Class, and model year 2007 GL-Class vehicles with original-equipment seat heaters who purchased or leased their Subject Vehicles in the United States.

  8. DARLEEN PALMIZIO says:

    How can I file a claim. Car was sold.

    ADMIN – Hi Darleen,

    If you had a car impacted by this issue and you had the problem repaired you should have submitted your claim by the deadline

    o receive reimbursement for costs you paid to repair a seat heater in your Subject Vehicle(s), you must submit a valid and completed Reimbursement Claim Form that is enclosed with the Notice by the deadline printed on your Claim Form. You must also attach copies of repair orders (or similar itemized invoices) and proof of payment. Please do not send originals. Acceptable proof of payment includes a receipt showing payment, an invoice indicating payment was made (e.g., stamped “PAID”), cancelled checks, credit card statements, credit receipts, or other document showing payment. The Reimbursement Claim Form must be signed and made under penalty of perjury to be valid. If you do not timely submit a valid Reimbursement Claim Form, you will forgo your right to receive any reimbursement for your out-of-pocket costs arising from qualified repairs to original equipment seat heaters in your Subject Vehicle.

    The amount of the reimbursement is limited to $1,000 per repair, and the repair must have related to the type of malfunction alleged in this lawsuit. There is also no double recovery, so if you already received reimbursement from MBUSA for the past repair in the form of goodwill or otherwise, the amount of your past repair will be offset against the current reimbursement.

  9. Jebora Euronda Elam says:

    I received a letter in the mail stating that I can respond to get my seat repaired in my ML or do nothing and they will mail me a check. Is this correct?

    ADMIN – Hi Jebora,

    I don’t know. I don’t have the letter in front of me to help you fully grasp what they are trying to convey. You can always call the administrator to confirm.

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