Class Eligibility

You are a member of this class action if you purchased or leased Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States that are Model Years 2005-2007 equipped with M272 (V6) or M273 (V8) engines bearing serial numbers up to 2729..30 468993 or 2739 ..30 088611, respectively. You can verify your serial number by checking your past repair orders. Class Members may also enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the settlement website to see if their vehicle qualifies for benefits from this Mercedes class action settlement.

Estimated Amount

Up to $4,000
Proof of Purchase
Yes The claimant must Provide VIN # as well as documentation for repairs
Case Name
Majeed Seifi, et al. v. Mercedes Benz USA LLC Case No. 3:12-cv-05493 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Case Summary
In this settlement the plaintiffs allege that Mercedes produced certain vehicles equipped with defective gears in their balance shafts (in the event of the M272 engines) or with defective idle gears (in the case of the M273 engines). These defective gears wear out prematurely, excessively, and without warning, causing the vehicle to malfunction, the ‘check engine light’ to remain illuminated, and the vehicle to have symptoms such as misfiring or catastrophic stops.
Settlement Pool
N/A
Deadline
09/25/2015
Contact
Mercedes Engine Defect Settlement Administrator P.O. Box 43351 Providence, RI 02940-3351 Email: Admin@BalanceShaftSettlement.com

151 responses to “Mercedes Benz Engine Defect Class Action Settlement”

  1. robert says:

    What if you don’t have the car anymore but had to pay out of pocket

    ADMIN – Hi Robert,

    If you have documentation that includes the VIN, mileage at the time of the repair and expenses associated to the repair as well as proof of ownership you can still claim.

    • Lupe J. Arredondo says:

      We also paid out of pocket due to the warranty had expired. We would like to appeal the decision we received stating we had a warranty and the warranty covered the repairs.

    • STEPHANIE SULLIVAN says:

      I filed on the claim because I was notified of the settlement and my car was one of the ones that it applied it. I mailed in all my forms and receipts, they notified me they received them. That was back in Dec. I read online that the deadline to mail out checks was Feb. 18th, I have received nothing. I’ve been trying to contact them about when I could expect something in the mail and no response. I wish I knew who else I need to contact. Kinda left in the dark about this.

      ADMIN – Hi Stephanie,

      First contact the admin. If that does not work contact Mercedes customer service.

    • Ellen Noujaim says:

      VIN# WDBUF87XX8B337212
      E350
      Balance shaft needs to be changed we have all the codes from the check engine light we saw be told we need to change the motor would be cheaper the motor has 41k on it and we are being quoted at $5200 for motor with same mileage.

      ADMIN – Hi Ellen,

      Leaving your info here does not constitute a claim. We are simply an informational website.

    • Joe Barton says:

      What if you didn’t have the issue at the deadline of the settlement but now you do?

      ADMIN – Hi Joe,

      You are pretty much out of luck

  2. Ja'Niesha Johnson says:

    i have a 2000 Benz and would like to get in on The class action lawsuit

    ADMIN – Hi Ja’Niesha,

    Your model does not qualify. Please refer to the terms of the class action settlement.

  3. Armen says:

    I have a 2009 Mercedes Benz 350 CLK. Do I qualify

    ADMIN – Hi Armen,

    Per the terms of the class action settlement you do not qualify.

  4. John Padilla says:

    I have one of the affected cars in the class action lawsuit. So far I only replaced an air/oxygen sensor and I am not sure if my balance-shaft is acting up hence I do not know the car symptoms to this. What are the next steps now that the courts have approved the settlement? Will i get a recall notice in the mail? This is very confusing.

    Please help.
    Thanks!

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    If your check engine light is on take it to the dealership and ask if it relates to the following issues: Defective gears in their balance shafts (in the event of the M272 engines) or with defective idle gears (in the case of the M273 engines). These defective gears wear out prematurely, excessively, and without warning, causing the vehicle to malfunction, the ‘check engine light’ to remain illuminated, and the vehicle to misfire and/or stop driving. If it is not related to these issues you may not file a claim.

    • Vashion Valteau says:

      Having the same problem had other repairs done 2 weeks ago picked up my vehicle engine light was still on had Mercedes check it out said i had a balance Shaft problem couldn’t leave it becuse they gave me an estimate of 5500 to 7500, The same day i just paid for other repairs wish was a total of 2,550 in another 139.00 for Mercedes to do more diagnosis please i need some type of assistance my number is 504)296-0706

      ADMIN – Hi Vashion,

      We are purely informational in nature and do not handle any customer service issues. You need to contact Mercedes directly to see if they are able to help you.

  5. Tony Rivers says:

    I recently had my car fixed from this issue, can I still file a claim. Thanks.

    ADMIN – Hi Tony,

    If you meet the requirements set forth to be part of the class you can file a claim.

  6. Mona Tester says:

    My 2006 with 115K miles has the engine light on and I have taken it to the local Mercedes dealership here in Houston Texas (July 2015). I was given an estimate of repair for the sprocket and gear of $9,957.63!!! So from what I can tell at this point they will only have to cover 37.5% of this cost of repair? or is this dealership increasing the cost of repair and trying to make some $$. Not sure what others are paying and if I should look into finding another Mercedes dealership to take my car to…. HELP!!

  7. Sedarius Dennis says:

    My 2006 C230 has more than 125K but is not 10 years old yet. Do I still qualify? Thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Seadrius,

    It is either or whichever happens first therefore you do not qualify.

  8. Ashley Stafford says:

    I have a 2005 c230wz kompressor with the m271 emgine. My vehicle has all the same problems and symptoms and I have had check engine light on for 4 years now. Why is the m271 not included? And is there a way for us m271 owners to to become a part of?

    ADMIN – Hi Ashley,

    If your car has similar problems you may want to contact class counsel. If there is a qualifying group of people with the same problems that your vehicle presents they may consider moving forward with another class action.

  9. shareef Alston says:

    I own a 2008 R350 with major problems all in the engine
    please tell me my car is in this class action .

    ADMIN – Hi Shareef,
    You are a member of this class action if you purchased or leased Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States that are Model Years 2005-2007 equipped with M272 (V6) or M273 (V8) engines bearing serial numbers up to 2729..30 468993 or 2739 ..30 088611, respectively. If your vehicle is a 2008 You do not qualify.

  10. steve parker says:

    I have a 2006 E350 in this identified engine problem. the car is 10 yrs old in Sept 2015 with only 52,000
    miles original. Is there any help for me since the mileage is low and the car has not demonstrated the
    engine light malfunction of this cam shaft. The lawyers did not take into account the number of vehicles
    below the margins of error. can you give me a reply soon. What happened to MB motto: The best or
    nothing?

    ADMIN – Hi Steve,

    If your vehicle qualifies per bin number you will get the percentage due to you if you had the repair indicated in the notice.

  11. John Hill says:

    I have a 2007 ML350 and the “Check Engine” light is on. I took my car to my local Mercedes-Benz dealer and yep! it is the engine defect issue. Ok, fast forward 1 month later after the judgment… NOTHING! My car is still broken and nothing is being done about it. This is my first and maybe my last Mercedes Benz if this isn’t handled correctly. And so far it’s not! This is unbelievable!

  12. Scott says:

    hi
    I have a 2007 clk350 convertible, 65,000
    Miles
    According to my OB 2 reader the codes
    Indicate I have this cam shaft issue

    I’m covered
    If so will Mercedes repair for free??

    Please help

    Thank you

    Scott

    ADMIN – Hi Scott.

    Is the serial number of your Mercedes within the range listed on this page? If so you would qualify for
    “Extended Guarantee Mercedes has agreed to cover qualified future repairs up to 10 years or 125,000 miles to the sprocket of the balance shaft gear in M272 engines or the idle gear in M273 engines”

  13. Scott says:

    Hi

    Thank you very much for the information
    and fast response

    Scott

  14. Christine says:

    Back in Nov., 2014, I received this quote regarding my 2006 ML 350:

    The estimate for the check engine light repairs are below:
    Engine balance shaft $6885.00

    I was to told then about a possible settlement. I received a letter in April stating that my vehicle is part of the settlement. What is my next step? Do I have pay and hope for a reimbursement? I don’t have funds to get this serviced. I contact my Mercedes service center and they are clueless, even though they alerted me to this last year.

    Thank you,
    Christine

    ADMIN – Hi Christine,

    Take the long notice to your dealership and ask about the next steps.

  15. Patricia Stone says:

    I have a 2004 E320. Do I qualify?

    ADMIN – Hi Patricia,

    The class only includes vehicles from 205 to 2007. Thus you are excluded.

  16. Mona Tester says:

    Admin,
    I have a 2006 C230 with 117K miles with engine light on, I took my car to the Mercedes dealership and it does qualify via the serial number. I have asked the dealership several times now since the settlement about repairing my vehicle, I get no response. When I had my car there in July, they gave me a quote of just under $10K for me to pay to have the car fixed. Since this settlement, is the dealership supposed to fix my vehicle for free? Can a Mercedes dealership refuse to fix my car?

    Thanks,
    Mona

    ADMIN – HI Mona,

    You don’t provide us sufficient detail as to the circumstances of your situation. The engine light can turn on for many reasons not all associated to the issue addressed by this class action. It is best that you take a copy of the notice to the dealer and ask if the problems you are experiencing are associated to this particular settlement.

  17. Soumya Mahadevan says:

    Hi,

    My C230 2006 Mercedes had the balance shaft problem 1 year ago, which I fixed out of pocket. The VIN is WDBRF52H96F826159. The mileage on my car is within 80000.
    When I try to generate a claim on the website, it fails with an error. Please fix the website ASAP.

    Thanks,
    – Soumya

    ADMIN – Hi Soumya,

    The website does not belong to us. You need to contact the class action administrator directly to voice your concern.

  18. Mona Tester says:

    Admin,

    I have the 2006 C230 with 117K miles, it has a qualifying vin # for the class action suit. I have sent in paperwork to the administrator, along with the quote of 10 thousand from the dealership here in Houston for repair/replacement of cam shaft/sprocket. My car engine light codes exact what is for this cam shaft issue. I am trying to find out if this 10K is overpricing of the repair? Now that there has been a settlement, the dealership has not returned my messages as to them fixing my car. Can a Mercedes dealership refuse to fix a vehicle?
    Also, with my car being a 2006 with 117K miles does that mean I am responsible for paying for most of this repair or is the entire repair to be covered?

    ADMIN- Hi Mona,
    If the repair took place between 8 years or 80,000 miles and 10 years or 125,000 miles, 37.5 percent of the costs will be reimbursed. We are not the class action admin. for more details contact the class action administrator using the information provided above.

    Thank you for your response!

  19. Miranda Calbert says:

    I have a 2006 clk 350 coupe. I purchased the vehicle on May 20th of this year. As soon as the engine light came on I took the vehicle to a Mercedes Benz dealer & was told it was the counter balance shaft. I put a claim in for the vehicle but haven’t heard anything as of yet. What are my next steps?

    ADMIN – Hi Miranda,

    For next steps please contact the class action administrator. The info is available above.

  20. D Stouffer says:

    we had our vehicle at Mercedes a few months back and they stated teh repair we needed was under this settlement and we field as we could not afford teh repair at teh time. However it now says if our vehicle has over 125K miles on it we get no reimbursement…so its a recall but we cant get any reimbursement for it and its the repair our vehicle needs? 2006 R350 with 150K miles

  21. Andrew Perez says:

    I have received my notice and filled it out and returned it. When can we start expecting to be paid out from settlement?

  22. Brett Kline says:

    I am asking the same question as Mr. Perez, when will the payments be received? I now have an SRS code that will cost about $1,000 to fix, this would help offset that. Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Brett,

    That is a great question. I encourage you to contact the class action administrator using the information provided above to get additional details about this settlement.

  23. Louie says:

    I am still waiting for a dealer or someone to contact me. I received a notification and responded, but not sure when my vehicle is going to get fixed.
    Please help

    ADMIN – Hi Louie,

    We are purely informational and are in no position to help you out. For assistance you must contact the dealership or the class action admin.

  24. Mike decker says:

    I just want to clarify I have a 2006 c230 the vin number has been checked and is covered under this settlement . the car has less then 80000 miles and is less then 10 years old and has been diagnoised that it will need this repair made. So I would have to pay for the this repair if it is at a standard mechinice shop and then send the bill and the completed form to Mercedes to get my 37.5 percent refund correct?

    ADMIN – Hi Mike,

    That is only correct if you filed a claim. If you did not file a claim in a timely manner you don’t qualify for a refund.

  25. Tanya says:

    I have a 2006 c280 with 118,000 miles. Vin WDBRF92H76F780466. I called the dealership to get my car fixed and he said to his knowlege the lawsuit wasn’t settled so they won’t fix my car. What are my next steps? I see this claim form but that looks like it’s only if you’ve had your car repaired, which i have not. Please HELP!

    ADMIN – Hi Tanya,

    We can’t help you. We are simply an informational website plus the deadline for this class action settlement has passed.

  26. Sunny says:

    I just found out my ml350 needs this repair. Total of 6000. 00 will I get covered when I submit the claim?
    Thanks

    ADMIN – Hi Sunny,

    No you will not get covered. Refer to the deadline for submission.

  27. Darleen says:

    I sent in my submission – it was a ton of work. I have not heard a word from anyone. I have tried to reach out and contact someone and can’t get a response. I tried to confirm that they had everything they needed prior to the deadline. Any suggestions?

    ADMIN – Hi Darleen,

    We suggest you contact class counsel. Their contact information is available on their website.

  28. Mary says:

    Any idea when settlement checks will be mailed?

  29. Terry torgersen says:

    My E350 2007 with a M272 Viano engine needs this repair.

    I typed in its VIN # and your database does not recognize it as eligible for the class.

    Additionally, repairs will be done after 5/15/15.

    Who should I contact to doublecheck the vin #’s eligibility? Thanks.

    ADMIN – Hi Terry,

    You are too late. The deadline has passed. You may not submit a claim.

  30. Nancy Jo Hoites says:

    Our MBZ 2006 C230 engine is part of this action. We submitted our claim and substantiating paperwork on June 4, 2015. The settlement was to be approved by the U S District Court in September 2015. Do you know if the settlement was approved by the US District Court? Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Nancy Jo,

    Contact the admin directly to get the most recent updates.

  31. Arthur says:

    My light just came on and I found out my vin is on this settlement. Is it too late to get reimburst if this just occurred?

    ADMIN- Hi Arthur,

    Yes. It is too late.

  32. Karen says:

    My car have been broke with this issue since January 15, 2015 they gave me a estimate of 5,000 at the dealer I have a 2007 cls 550 mercedes benz can it be covered

    ADMIN – Hi Karen,

    Not under this settlement. This one has expired.

  33. susan says:

    when will we get our reimbursement?

    ADMIN – Hi Susan,

    Please reach out to the class action administrator to secure more details.

  34. Tom says:

    I just had my car repaired, I had no idea this settlement was going on, is it too late to apply for money refund?

    ADMIN – Hi Tom,

    Yes you are too late.

    • Sherrie Walker says:

      I am confused as to why people are being told that it is too late to participate, I called Mercedes and I was advised that if your vehicle is within the 10 years and 125,000 miles maximum mileage you can submit proof of repairs including the use of Mercedes parts and I would be reimbursed.

      ADMIN – Hi Sherrie,

      Deadline for filing a claim for qualifying replacements paid for by you before May 13, 2015:
      Postmarked by September 25, 2015
      Deadline for filing a claim for qualifying replacements paid for by you on or after May 13, 2015, but before October 20, 2015:

  35. Bill says:

    Our 2006 E350 just got diagnosed with this problem. The car has 70000 miles. The shop indicates repair can cost up to $7000 and is referring us to MB Oakland. Would we be covered and if so for how much?

    ADMIN – Hi Bill,

    Please refer to the deadline for this settlement. You are too late to file.

  36. Jonathan says:

    I submitted the required paperwork for settlement in August. When should I expect to receive my repair refund check?

    ADMIN – Hi Jonathan,

    Please check directly with the class action admin using the information we have provided on the main page.

  37. John says:

    Has anybody received the settlement checks yet?

    • Briana Hollmon says:

      I have a GLK 350 2011 and I under that my vehicle is not covered in this lawsuit but why are other cars having the same issue?

      ADMIN – Hi Briana,

      We are not mechanics and are unable to provide you clarity on this issue. If you feel you are part of a larger group of affected users consider securing a class action attorney and starting another lawsuit.

  38. John says:

    I wasn’t notified of receipt or with any status updates? What is going on!?!?

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    Have you contacted the admin directly?

  39. guillermo says:

    so all this is going to work ? should i just take my car to mb for repairs ? or how can i get my car fix ?
    mb r350 85000 miles 06

    ADMIN – Hi Guillermo,

    You may not claim for this settlement as the deadline has passed.

  40. Thomas says:

    Have a 2006 CLK 350 Cabri that had balance shaft replaced at local MB dealer. Vehicle is included in class action population. Claim submitted with all documenation on 8/13/2015 and have not been advised of status. Have contacted administrator via email but no response.
    Can you comment on when settlement distributions could be expected?

    ADMIN – Hi Thomas,

    If you are having issues getting a response from the admin please go ahead and escalate to class counsel.

  41. Georgia says:

    Just today I found out I have the problem on my 2007 C280 Mercedes. Am I now not eligible for settlement? I was told it would cost around $5500!

    ADMIN – Hi Georgia,

    Unfortunately the deadline has passed.

  42. Daniel says:

    I have had the required paperwork filed since around June 2015. Was just curious how to go about talking to an administrator or class counsel that you referenced.

    ADMIN – Hi Daniel,

    This is the email of the admin Admin@BalanceShaftSettlement.com

  43. Joshua Burns says:

    Hi,

    My Balance Shaft just went out on my 2006 C230. I only have 122k miles. Estimated repair will be around $4,000. I was never notified of this settlement. Is there any recourse since this settlement had a deadline of 9/25/2015?

    Thanks,

    Josh

    ADMIN – Hi Joshua,

    We don’t know of any recourse but I encourage you to contact Mercedes about it.

  44. Grace Manlapaz says:

    i have a MB 2006 E350, 46,OOO mileage, shaft, timing chain had to be replaced.
    Estimated amount around $4500.

    ADMIN – Hi Grace,
    Refer to the deadline for this settlement.

  45. alvin shepard says:

    hello to whom this may concern, I Alvin K. Shepard owned a 2006 E-350 Mercedes with 90k miles on it and I just found out last week that I have the problem and the mechanic told me that it will cost me up to 7k in order to get the problem fixed. Now how do I start another class action law suit because no one send me any information on the recall of this problem. Please advise? Thanks

    Alvin Shepard

    I want to start a class action lawsuit on these issues

    ADMIN – Hi Alvin

    We cannot help you in this matter. I encourage you to contact class counsel.

  46. samdy says:

    Have c230 mercedez esrimated first time 25000 dollars to fix air flow sensor was taken in for a recall a wire harness after that its engine light triggered for weeks drove it to dealership for 6 times dealership could not figured it out finally they fixed it bout now traonsmisorsion is skipping need advice or if i have money owed to me for this vehicle or

    ADMIN – Hi Samdy,

    We don’t provide advice. We simply inform individuals of settlements currently available to consumers.

  47. Mark Lomax says:

    I purchased a 2005 C230 on August of 2015. The car has less than 125k and the engine just broke 2 days ago. It was 10 years old. Do I qualify?

    ADMIN – Hi Mark,

    The deadline was in September of last year.

  48. Sandy Pridgen says:

    I own a 2011 ML Mercedes Vin#4JGBB8GB6BA708366 that have the same issues as stated in the lawsuit. Please allow me to be able to get mine repaired as well. This has always been my “dream” to own a Mercedes. So many people talk bad about when something goes out it be very expensive to get fixed that is why people don’t like them. You need to stand behind your name & when issues like this arise, do recalls. I absolutely love my vehicle and would like to see my problem resolved as well.
    Thank you very much,
    Sandy Pridgen
    Jan 13, 2016

    ADMIN – Hi Sandy,

    We are simply an informational website. We are not the manufacturer. Contact the manufacturer directly to voice your concerns and escalate your request.

  49. Charles McFall says:

    I had repair done on balance shaft at dealership, met all requirements for claim and read that the deadline for approval was Jan 18, 2016. I have heard nothing via email, phone or regular mail. Do you know how claimants
    are to be contacted.
    Thank You.

    ADMIN – Hi Charles,

    Normally car manufacturers contact you by mail.

    • Charles McFall says:

      When the dealership did the repair work on my vehicle Mercedes Benz gave me a $500.00 discount on parts. I’m I still due the balance on the 70% refund minus the $500.00.

      • Charles McFall says:

        I’ll restate my question. When the dealership repaired the balance shaft in my car, MB gave a $500.00 discount on parts. Should I expect a refund on the balance paid ($3700.00)? According to the settlement my repair fell into the 70% bracket.

        ADMIN – Hi Mr. McFall,

        I am not the class action administrator. Your question can be best answered by contacting the admin. The information is available on the main page.

  50. Laura Cornelsen says:

    I have a 2006 CLK that I just learned has this problem with quite an expensive cost to repair. I had not known about this law suit until now. Is there anything I can do at this point to be considered for compensation?

    ADMIN – Hi Laura,

    I encourage you to contact Mercedes directly to see if there are any options for you.

  51. JD Waller says:

    My 2006 C350 qualifies outlined in the class requirement and I’ve gone through the diagnosis steps provided on the this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xohSv1epRHU I’ve not yet taken it to get repaired because I’m terrified of the cost. Is there anything that can be done for me or am I stuck?

    ADMIN – Hi JD,

    Please contact Mercedes or the class action administrator and ask if you have options.

  52. Irving says:

    I have a 2006 ML350 that i had repaired in late September of 2015. According to the guidelines, I am past the deadlines. I was not aware of a class action until today. Do I have any options? My car had 96000 miles at the time of repair.

    ADMIN – Hi Irving,

    I don’t think there is a recourse available but I encourage you to contact Mercedes directly.

  53. Elizabeth says:

    I was wondering if this claim will be paid out in February 2016 still ?

    ADMIN – Hi Elizabeth,

    We can’t say for sure. I encourage you to contact the class action admin.

  54. Skip Simonsen says:

    My 2006 R350 was just diagnosed with this camshaft problem. It would appear that I am just past the 10 year old limit yet under 125,000 mile limit. Too late to join the class action law suit. While the car runs well and I like the car, I am likely facing a $6000 repair. Who would buy it if I try to sell it? The repair amounts to half of what the car is worth. Have had three other repairs of $1000+. I have had minivans with much lower reliability ratings that have had far fewer and less costly repairs. Thought I was buying a quality vehicle.

    Any advice?

    ADMIN – Hi Skip,

    No advice, settlements have terms and conditions and short of bringing a lawsuit at your expense against the manufacturer you have very little in the way of recourse.

  55. Joao says:

    I have filed my claim back in November. Have received no notification about the status of the claim or if there will be any payout. Has anyone gotten their check or notification about when we might receive anything? I emailed the admin@balanceshadtsettlement.com and haven’t gotten a response

    • dadiscountdivah says:

      Good Morning, I have been checking this site to see if anyone has received info as well so I figured I’d share what I have … I e-mailed admin on 1.16.16 and they actually did respond bu saying:

      “Good Afternoon,

      Thank you for contacting us. The deadline to determine if a claim submitted is valid is January 18, 2016. If your claim is valid, the deadline for issuing checks is February 17. 2016. If your claim is deficient or denied for any reason, you will receive correspondence in the mail within the next 2 weeks. Please check back after 2 weeks if you have not received correspondence and we will look into your claim. You can also visit the website periodically as updates will be posted as soon as they are received.

      If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

      Best,
      Seifi v. MBUSA Settlement Administrator”

      ADMIN – Hi Dadis,

      Thanks for sharing

  56. Magnus Larson says:

    Hi I bought a MB ML 350 2006 with 115000 miles. a couple a month ago and my check engine light comes on from time to time went to the dealership, they told me three of the sensors needed to be replaced around 1000$. If that would not help they said a tension adjustment for 1500$. Any recommendations.. can i file a claim before i did the repair

    ADMIN – Hi Magnus,

    Please refer to the deadline for this settlement.

  57. Patricia says:

    I own a 2007 CLK350 coupe, and my car has been diagnosed with about $5000 in major engine repairs: the engine light comes on and the car cuts off when idling in traffic for a prolonged period of time. The car has less than 39,000 miles. I was never notified of any problems with the car, although I always get scheduled repairs by the dealer. Do I have any recourse.

    ADMIN – Hi Patricia,

    Not all engine light issues are related to this settlement. I encourage you to contact the admin and ask if there is anything they can do for you but don’t expect much.

  58. Jennifer says:

    Hi All,

    I am reading through all these posts and I just want to say, please contact Mercedes! I have an 06 ML350 that was just diagnosed with this repair. I am 10K over the mileage and was unaware of this lawsuit as well. I sent a letter to Mercedes as soon as I got the estimate of repairs. Something has to be done for all of us who were not aware of this class action suit and are stuck with a ticking time bomb of a vehicle. Mercedes says “The Best or Nothing” in regards to themselves. We need to band together and make them prove it!

    • Peter Banyan says:

      Hi Jennifer, my wife has the 2006 ML350 also. May I ask how much the estimate was Thank you Peter

  59. Charles McFall says:

    After contacting the administrator regarding my claim I received a response stating that my claim was determined to be valid. The response also stated no further details could be given via email or phone and referred me to the web page for updates. The most resent update is weeks old with the last posting showing a refund issue deadline of February 17, 10 days ago. I’ve have not seen nor heard anything. Do you know if refunds have been issued to anyone?

  60. Dave Johnson says:

    Emailed admin as well to find out status of my claim. No one responds! Claim is valid supplied all paperwork. No one responds to let you know your claim status. Very frustrating.
    If anyone knows any details on this feel free to email. dwjohnson01@comcast.net

  61. Roseanne MacMaster says:

    Hi I received my settlement and I’m not happy I spent over $4000 and they sent me a check for $800 I have requested that someone contact me, I left many emails and I get no response please respond back thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Roseanne,

    We are not the admins for this settlement. We are simply an informational website. To contact the admin you have to use the information we have provided on the landing page for this settlement.

    • melinda campbell says:

      we have yet to receive a settlement check,but it had better be more than 800.00. We spent over 5,000.00 .

      • C.j miles says:

        Please respond to this post i have pertinent info on my balance shaft settlement issue for 2007 mercedes benz R350

        ADMIN – Hi CJ,

        Our response will not help you. We are simply an informational website.

  62. Ben says:

    I just bought ML350 2007 with 112k on it. An independent mechanic will do the work next week. About how much should I expect? It sucks that Mercedes cars have these issues. I will not go to an authorized dealer because they told me that it will cost 6,000$. I don’t want to feel like iam being raped in the middle of the day with such prices. My mechanic will do it for 2,800. I only wonder whether I will get anything.

    ADMIN – Hi Ben,

    You are not going to benefit from this settlement. The deadline was last year.

  63. Pete Ingram says:

    My 2007 E350 (M272), 113,000 miles began exhibiting the Engine Check light fault in January this year. My garage says that the fault is almost certainly the problem addressed by this class action. Having read the documents it looks as if the claim dates have passed. Please can you tell me what, if any, redress is now available to me.

    Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Pete,

    We are not the admins for this settlement. You can contact Mercedes and see if they will do something for you as a customer service measure but in our experience once a deadline has passed you have very little recourse.

    • Pete Ingram says:

      Thank you. What you say corresponds to my understanding too. I think that I am out of luck. Thanks again

      Pete

      ADMIN – Hi Pete,

      I am so sorry. I had a Mercedes too and it is super stressful to pay for the repairs.

  64. VikkiAnn Albanese says:

    I too have followed ALL requested procedures and submitted all requested documentation along with receipts reflecting the charges were put to my own personal American Express card for payment. There was no WARRANTY involved at all and yet I was “denied” because they said it was through warranty. I have checked multiple times with the MB dealer and clearly I paid all of it! I have now sent the backup multiple times and a follow up email today… It’s been months of this long process to get the money we deserve! ADMIN, PLEASE REPLY!!

    ADMIN – Hi VikkiAnn,

    Please remember that http://www.classactionrebates.com is an informational website and not the class action administrator. We have no access to your records nor are we associated to the admin. To escalate your concern you must reach out to Admin@BalanceShaftSettlement.com.

    Best of luck

    The Team at http://www.classactionrebates.com

  65. Irfan Qayyum says:

    I own a 2007 Mercedes-Benz 4-Matic which is among the affected models (verified from VIN #). I did get check engine light at 63,000 miles and also noticed hesitation in shifting gears, took it to MBZ dealer in PA, they replaced transmission control module and some other parts for which I paid more than $2000. though the problem with shifting gears is still present, that my car still drives (now has 68,000 miles) and 6 months short of it’s 10th year.

    I have two questions:

    1) I filed a claim for above repairs but got a response that my claim do not qualify either due to deficient docs, or repairs that are not covered as part of Class-Action. How and Where I can appeal my claim since I strongly believe this issue is related to balance-shaft ?
    2) I want MBZ to provide me warranty on balance shaft for next couple of years since I have such low mileage (68k), but my car will be soon 10 years old. As what I have heard the total failure of the part happens between 60,000-80,000 miles and I am afraid that it’s going to happen sooner or later since the symptoms are already there.

    Please help me in reimbursement for computer control module repairs and many other repairs that I have already paid and also an extended warranty at least on the ‘Balance Shaft’.

    Thanks a lot !

    ADMIN – Hi Irfan,

    We are simply an informational website thus unable to help you on this matter. If you feel your car had a defect or it was otherwise a lemon I encourage you to secure legal counsel.

  66. Chris jezior says:

    Hello, I bought 2007 e350 4matic on January 2016 from private dealer.. I have 73000k miles on it…I took it in to get repaired for check engine light, was told that it needed a balance shafts along with other things, AM I ELIGIBLE FOR SETTLEMENT? ? VIN#wdbuf87x57x216136

    Please advise accordingly, my car is in the shop waiting on approval from me to go ahead with repair which is going to cost well over $6k…please let me know as soon as possible…URGENT!

    ADMIN – Hi Chris,

    Please note that deadline has passed. You are not eligible.

  67. Tameka says:

    Seifi v. MBUSA Settlement Administrator number is 1-866-516-6805.

  68. Alice Eunice Behrens says:

    I have the class vehicle ( 2006 R350, 124.00). I had it checked at merc dealership in 9/2015 when the “check engine” light first came on. I was told that there was a problem with the intake manifold. I paid to have it replaced but told to drive the vehicle certain miles for it to turn off. I t did not. I took it to another M dealer and they said it needs the balance shaft. 1.Can Mercedes clarify these issues with dealers?. 2 Is the part supplied by Mercedes benz?. I have others (300 series and ML 430) but will not buy another M again. Thank you.

    ADMIN – Hi Alice,

    The class action administrator is best qualified to answer your questions. You can contact the admin at Admin@BalanceShaftSettlement.com.

  69. martin LIU says:

    Dear sir

    I have this clk350 year 2007
    engine# 272960 30 563796
    VIN# WDBTK56G77T083412
    FIN# WDB2094561T093412

    this car should be within the case of balance shaft settlement, why cannot find my car is qualified when I put VIN#.

    thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Martin,

    Contact the class action administrator directly.

  70. David says:

    I have a 2006 ml350. Only learnt of the lawsuit after I started having problem codes. I have been reading down the threads. It looks like there are a lot of people who knew of this a little too late. How about we start a new lawsuit for all of us excluded in the previous lawsuit. I’m sure there are lawyers who are ready to hear our case. Just saying

    ADMIN – Hi David,

    We encourage you to contact class counsel if you feel you have a case.

  71. Kolonda says:

    I have a 06 CLK 350-just found cam shaft is wearing-bought used making payments still-suit is closed do you have any suggestions?

    ADMIN – Hi Kolonda,

    I don’t have any suggestions. I do invite you to visit our website often that way you will never miss future settlements.

  72. RICHARD CLARK says:

    I have a 2007 C230, I received a notice in the mail and submitted my info on the website. My mileage is 67000. I’m planning to have my vehicle repaired…where do I stand? And how much?

    ADMIN – Hi Richard,

    I am sorry you missed out.

  73. RICHARD CLARK says:

    I have a pending repair order with an authorized Mercedes Dealer. Therefore, a quick response in critical. My vehicle Vin number was in fact verified to be covered under the current lawsuit until 10/12/2016. The vehicle was diagnosed with the applicable codes in reference to the Balancing Shaft. However, there is a discrepancy as to what percentage I am responsible to pay for the repairs. The verbiage list on the Notice of Pendency and Proposed Settlement of Class Action states: For balance Shafts or idle gears needing replacement of the part(s) that are repaired, and which repair date occurs up to and including the lesser of 8 years or 80,000 miles, MBUSA will cover 70% of the reasonable repair amount.

    My vehicle is a 2007 C230 Sport with only 65,107 miles. Please advise and clarify if my vehicle fall under the 70% repair amount.

    Your quick and timely response will be greatly appreciated.

    ADMIN – Hi Richard,

    We are not the class action administrators. Please check the main page for the settlement and contact the admin directly. You can find their information under the sub-heading titled “contact”.

  74. Ted Dahlke says:

    I just became aware of this recall.
    I am the second owner of a 2006 C 230 that had this exact problem and I am a self employed mechanic and I did the repair myself.
    I have receipts for all the parts. And an invoice that was made for the record.
    Can I apply for compensation

    ADMIN – Hi Ted,

    You can’t the deadline has passed.

  75. Maggie Steed says:

    Just purchased a Mercedes a few months ago and am just now having this camshaft problem. Mechanic told me about the “defect and suggested I “Google the suit”. From what I gather, due the “deadline​ I am S.O.L???? Is there ANYTHING at all I can do at this point?
    I bet the previous owner knew this when he sold it to me. I wonder if I can sue him? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

    ADMIN – Hi Maggie,

    Very little you can do at this point.

  76. Maggie Steed says:

    you suggested to another person to
    “contact class counsel if you feel you have a case”.
    I feel I do so how do I contact them?
    I am having this exact camshaft problem as told by TWO Mechanics $4000+ repair estimate… but my car is 2004. Therefore, I feel a NEW suit can be made since the previous settled case was for 2005+

    ADMIN – Hi Maggie,

    Open the long notice and scroll to the area where it reads class counsel.It has contact info.

  77. joel chernetz says:

    2006 e 350 check light on but not all the time I purchased used with 70k on it, it know has 93k if we clear the check light it will go back on in or around 60miles I have replaced 2 magnets still the same problem,,,, but the rides fine no misfires nothing,, question if the check engine light is off will car pass inspection

  78. Jennifer Martin says:

    I have the 2007 Mercedes e350 referenced in this lawsuit but was unaware of the lawsuit and having the balance shaft issue….is it to late to file

    ADMIN – Hi Jennifer,

    Yes it is too late to file. I am sorry.

  79. Winston Edwards says:

    I have a 2007 c230 where I filed a claim, I have may count countless attempt to have issue resolved as soon as I bought the vehicle an have paperwork of the complaint about the issue to the dealership and the other repair facility of having these issues but never received a response. What can I do?

    ADMIN – Hi Winston,

    The deadline for this settlement has passed.

  80. Dale says:

    My 2005 Mercedes C320 keep shutting off while driving, Now i don’t drive it at all, it’s only car i have, I lost my job because of it, i only have it since May 2014, I don’t know what to do! Hoping for recall! i am really sick of this!

  81. Greg Steinmann says:

    Hello, I have a Mercedes Benz R350 with the M272 V-6 engine. The car has 142,269 miles and is a model year 2007. Today I found out the car’s check engine light is for codes 1208 and 1200 which indicate balance shaft symptom. Will my car be covered by this settlement?

    ADMIN – Greg,

    The deadline for this settlement has passed.

  82. yahya says:

    Hi,
    I have M272 with the balance shaft malfunction. My vehicle is a 2006 CLK350 which I’ve had for some time but I live in Canada. Mercedes Benz Canada says there is no recall or class action and therefore no remedy. Anyone know of anything I can do to get my car repaired without receiving a long bill.

    Thank you

  83. Vivian Jackson says:

    I have a 2006 E350 and i just had my car repaired for misfiring and the check engine light. Can I still file a claim. I got the car in Aug 2015 as a wedding anniversary gift.

    ADMIN – Hi Vivian,

    Congratulations on your anniversary. No you may no longer file.

  84. Stacy says:

    I recently purchased a used 2007 GL450 how would I know if this has been dealt with on my vehicle? Although it recently started having trouble shifting, does this sound like what this settlement?

    ADMIN – Hi Stacy,

    Check your maintenance records as provided by the person who sold it to you.

  85. Roxanne says:

    We have an 2007 ML350, which we were told would need a new engine because of internal damages, The engine was taken apart and the warranty company determined to repair the damages instead of replacing the engine. Mercedes-Benz has been sitting on our car for over 90 days and is trying to charge us for services above what should be reimbursed for this service. My research has brought me to a class action settlement in Californa that has been settled regarding the ML350s. This class action suit only lists the M272 and M273. There wouldn’t be a possibility of ammending this claim to include the 2005-2007 ML350s?

    ADMIN – Hi Roxanne,

    No, no possibility. If you want to initiate a class action you must do it separately.

    • Perdita Smith says:

      I have a 2006 ML 350 and I am having issues. Although I was contacted in the beginning of this class action my request to participated was overlooked and the dealership failed to document accurate reason on the reason of my visit and my mechanics information was dismissed, And I filed in a timely manner,etc…..
      So I said all that to say. If you hear of any class action lawsuit or if we can be advise on how to start one I will be more than happy to participate.

      ADMIN – Hi Perdita,

      If you want to start a separate class action you need to contact a class action attorney.

  86. daniel sanchez says:

    I bought my 2006 e350 in 2009 with 40,000 mile itnow has 116,000 milesann has been sitting in my driveway for almost 2 years needs balance shaft replacment and a new intake manifold any advice 7/26/17

    ADMIN – Hi Daniel,

    You are a member of this class action if you purchased or leased Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States that are Model Years 2005-2007 equipped with M272 (V6) or M273 (V8) engines bearing serial numbers up to 2729..30 468993 or 2739 ..30 088611, respectively.

  87. DG says:

    Hi,
    My car has just 77000 miles and is 2006 R 350 and is part of the class action suit but the dealer says 10 years are over, the car showed symptoms in 2013 too with 55000 miles, I have the order stating so from MB dealership, but no code appeared as for my car the check engine light keeps coming and going. Currently it is diagnosed with needing balance shaft for the reason mentioned in the class suit, still check engine light keeps coming and going.
    I am very frustrated as I have spend a lot of money on this car and cannot spend another 5 k on it. Can MBUSA help or who can I ask for help.

    Thanks,
    DG

    ADMIN – Hi DG,

    The deadline for this settlement has passed therefore you no longer have legal recourse. Given the age of the vehicle I suspect it is time to get a new one instead.

  88. Sharon Solloway says:

    I have contacted the dealer, my mechanic contacted the dealer, I spoke to Howard Keyes the owner of Mercedes dealership where I purchased my car regarding this issue and was told it was my problem. He went as far as to tell me my issue was news to him and never heard if anything like it. I get letters to welcome me to buy a car but none to repair??? Im so upset!!!I was never informed of this settlement, I’ve spent THOUSANDS on this car…
    WHY WASN’T I CONTACTED???? IS THERE ANY RECOURSE???

    ADMIN – Hi Sharon,

    No recourse. Once a deadline has passed there is nothing you can do.

  89. Sharon Solloway says:

    Follow up to my comment above:
    I didnt just contact the Dealership…..this started 5-6 years ago to this day. I even bought an extended warranty.
    They contact me all the time for other updates and events but not something as important as this…..NOT OK
    KEYES MERCEDES BENZ OF VAN NUYS CA

  90. Tina Cuff says:

    Camshaft adjuster position is going bad

    ADMIN – Hi Tina,

    I am sorry about that.

  91. Rene A. Puig (MD) says:

    I’m still waiting for your response. My car is a C-350 4 Matic 2006 and even though I spoke last year and I was informed that they were going to get back to me nothing so far. I even sent all information requested in a formulary by mail.
    I need to know was is going on and what is going to happen. My car is sitting at the mechanic work shop waiting for the engine.
    This is the VIN # WDBRF87H86F42716 of my car.
    Will wait for your response.
    Dr. Puig

    ADMIN – Hi Dr. Puig,
    Our page is simply a newspaper of class action settlements. I am in no position to give you a response of any type about your car. Your best bet is to scroll up and write down the contact information for the class action administrator and call them to get the update you need. If that does not work the next step is to escalate to class counsel. Class counsel are the attorneys that represented you in this case and their info is available within the long notice.

  92. george torres says:

    dear sir,
    I own a c230 2006 Mecedes benz vin WDBRF2H76F788043 with less than 80,000 miles on it. just last week my check engine went on and I have to take it to my mercedez mechanic. sure enough the defect is the intake manifold which I have to replace and cost my an arm and leg. I hope with your help I can still file for a claim, at least for the expenses that I incurred.
    Thank you greatly George

    ADMIN – Dear George,

    The deadline for this settlement has passed leaving you with no legal recourse.

  93. Rory says:

    Just brought my 2006 ML350 into the shop for check engine light and I’ve got this camshaft issue. Repair is $600 for parts and $3000 for labor which sounds about right compared to others’ experiences. Is there any recourse for someone like me who has owned the car since 2012 but found out about the issue after the claim deadline?

    Thanks,
    Rory

    ADMIN – Hi Rory,

    There is not. I totally encourage you to follow our page that way this does not happen again.

  94. Diane says:

    Hi!! I have a 2007 C280 ,I am just finding out about this

    ADMIN – Hi Diane,

    The deadline has passed. You no longer have recourse.

  95. N. SAAD says:

    I HAVE 2008 MERCEDES E350, I NOTICED GAS ODER COMING FROM THE DRIVER SIDE WHEN I FILL UP THE CAR. ON REGULAR DRIVING THE CAR VIBRATE AND NOW CAR START AND STOP, I TOWED TO MECHANIC, WAS GETTING A CODE P0336 (CRANKSHAFT SENSOR) ENDING REPLACING THAT SENSOR WITH FACTORY SENEOR, I DROVE THE CAR FOR ABOUT 20 MILES AND DIEDED ON MY, I TOWED ONE MORE TIME. FOUND OUT THAT FUEL PUMP NEED TO REPLACED BUT NOT ONLY FUEL PUMP BUT THE WHOLE FUEL TANK BECAUSE FUEL PUMP AND THE TANK ALL IN ONE COST OF PART = $2200.00 PLUS TAX AND LABOR.

    ADMIN – Hi Saad,

    Very sad situation. Not related to this settlement but still sad.

  96. Paul says:

    I am the second owner of a 2007 R350 with 100k miles that is ( would have been eligible for the repair) . I bought the car second hand from Mercedes Benz / Fairfield CT with 13k miles . I never received a copy of the suit an now I am boned because I was not informed . Is this the fault of the dealership that they never put my name into the proper database of owners that would have been notified of the class action suit in a timely manner. Do I have any recourse with the dealership that is now quoting $6500 to do the repair?

    ADMIN – Hi Paul,

    I don’t think you have much on the way of recourse. I generally recommend that people stay in the loop of all settlements by following our website, Additionally, I have made it a personal habit to frequently check for recalls and lawsuits for my vehicles. You probably have two options that you can explore, lemon law attorney or contacting customer service for Mercedes and see if they will do something for your.

  97. Jonathan Poore says:

    My name is Jonathan I filled out the form and thought I was a part of the class action lawsuit I have not heard from anyone regarding the lawsuit regarding the engine problems with my 2007 Mercedes Benz E350 4matic does anyone know the name of the lawyer and Company because I can’t remember I had an accident which caused me to have a brain injury and can’t remember where I put the paperwork does anybody know the name of the lawyers or the Law Firm who is handling the lawsuit

    ADMIN – Hi Jonathan,

    Here is the contact info

    Roy A. Katriel of the Katriel Law Firm, 4225 Executive Square, Suite 600, La Jolla, CA 92037, and Gary S. Graifman of Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., 747 Chestnut Ridge Road, Chestnut Ridge, New York 10977; E-mail at: MBSettlement@kgglaw.com.

  98. Chuck says:

    Had the same problem and the dealer claimed it was fuel line and wasn’t covered gas was pouring out inside the car!

  99. Max Othello says:

    Hello,
    I have a 2006 Mercedes C280. Now the car has codes of P0016, P0017. It has 122,000 miles and should not be having these issues. I have had it checked and was informed that it is my engine that is defective. I am checking to verify to see if my car would be part of this class action lawsuit.

    ADMIN – Hi Mr. Othello,

    Even if it was the deadline for this settlement was in 2015

  100. JOHNATHAN SANCHEZ says:

    I have these issues as well and I bought the car in 2015 from a used car dealer, also srs light was on but didn’t know what it was. the car is a 2005 E320

    ADMIN – Hi Jonathan,

    If the deadline has passed you no longer have recourse under this settlement.

  101. Patrick Doissans says:

    march 13 2018,,have mercedes bough on june 3 of 2015 from kia kirby dealer .model c250 sport, at 34,237 miles .and now on this day went see a german special autohaus mechanics the vin #iswddgf4hbodr268984 ,as only64,400,miles,some noise from engine,my is PATRICK,DOISSANS,TIMING CHAIN STRETCHED ANDTENSIONER WORN DUE TO A MAJOR WORKWE GIVEDA $5,000.to $6,000,dollarsestimate camshaft assembly.so i think fora mercedes of such low mileage to have those problems is not normally thank you

    ADMIN – Hi Patrick,

    I have no idea what you are trying to tell us. How about you give it another try?

  102. Perdita Smith says:

    I am so angry at Mercedes and the class action lawsuit on this matter I can spit nails. I completed the necessary documents and sent it back in for this class action lawsuit. Did not receive any follow up. Unfortunately when I did do research I discovered that the matter was closed and I was not included. I purchased my vehicle in May 10, 2013. Experience a check engine light for the first 30 days. When I returned the vehicle I noticed the service person didn’t note the issue and I didn’t think much of the notation on the receipt (this will later come back to haunt me not once but twice). They turned off the light and gave me a none concerning reason, but again not noted on the receipt. I return the car again when I noticed that the vehicle had a hole in the back floor (covered by carpet). I took the vehicle in for an evaluation for the check engine light issue as well as the floor repair. The dealership was remodeled and had a different set up and a new new name (maybe purchased by a new owner?) I was sent to the cashier desk to pick up my vehicle I ask for info on the check engine light. I was told I had to wait to speak to a service person. Plus I noticed the engine light issue wasn’t noted on my receipt only the carpet. I waited for 25 minutes and returned to the cashier who handed me the person’s card. I had to return to work and the dealership is approximately 45-60 minutes drive back to my city to work. I later called the service person and left numerous messages that entire week and never received a call back. I end up taking my vehicle to a mechanic that specializes in Mercedes and it was then I was informed that my balance shaft is the reason my check engine light is on. My car is unable to pass smog and when speaking with another dealership today they are aware that Mercedes USA is not going to help me and do not know how I fell off the radar in this matter and the cost to repair is now at $7800.00. Now I have a car that I only can dismantle and sell the parts or donate it. In the state of California you can not sale an automobile that can not pass smog. Now I have no vehicle to drive! I will never ever deal with this car manufacture again.

  103. eddavis says:

    i bought a mercedes c230 one day ago and the balance shaft needs repair, 2007 115,00 miles does this car qualify for reimbursement

    ADMIN – Hi Ed,

    You don’t. The deadline has passed. It is always wise to check all recalls and settlements before purchasing a car.

  104. Ari says:

    Hey folks. I received somethibg in the mail about a recall. I took it to Mercedes because my check engine light came on. He went down the list of things and said that the code p0016 and 0017 isn’t good. It’s a 7k job. After reading the different forums I heard about what to do. I went back to the dealer and he said that they settled and it’s too late to claim anything. The car runs ok but the check engine light is on and the engine can stop at anytime. What to do. I really don’t wanna pay 7k

    ADMIN – Hi Ari,

    You are not giving enough information for someone to help you out or at least provide you with some direction.

  105. John Holbrook says:

    I have owned my 2008 C300 since it was new. I suspect that I am having the balance shaft issue. I was never notified about this class action, and based on the engine number my car falls within the class. If the dealership determines that this is indeed a balance shaft issue, what are my options?

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    I don’t think you have much in the way of options unless Mercedes decides to do it as a customer service gesture.

    • Joe Warner says:

      I hear that! My wife and her ex were not notified of it when it happened now we have her beautiful mint condition 07 E550 sitting with a locked up engine. I feel horrible for her. I hope Mercedes steps up but for her this may be a sad end for her driving for awhile, she is still paying on it from years ago after taking a loan out against it again.

  106. Joe Warner says:

    Well what do you know! I find this site and the recall well after it happens. She should have driven the car more, maybe then it would have broken within the time allowed. Well here I am now! Us proud owner of a 3800 pound paper weight! Yes that’s right a sitting in a repair shop parking lot paperweight. She finally hit the engine light on and stutter and then a stall at 40 miles an hour and then nothing. Ever try to drive this thing with no steering or brakes? OMG she is lucky to be alive!!!!!!!! Car wont turn as if the block is seized and then the transmission went with it. NICE! A 2007 E550 with just the 125k it needs and time up anyway. What a pleasure to be part of the Benz family. It has been a good car and I was looking forward to a new Benz SUV for my wife. I may be rethinking the OOOO badge. This is a nightmare for her being without a car for a few days now. I have no idea what I am going to do now. Kids need to get to the docs and wife needs to get to work. All we have is my work car the leased c430 which I need for work. LORD HELP US!

    ADMIN – Hi Joe,

    Just testimony is very sad. More and more I hear terrible things about Mercedes.

  107. Richard Turner says:

    I have the same problem as the comment listed below. I brought my 2007 C-230 with 35,000 mile and it has less than 65,000 mile: It is at the dealership now and state there is no recall under my vin #.
    I bought my 2006 e350 in 2009 with 40,000 mile it now has 116,000 miles and has been sitting in my driveway for almost 2 years needs balance shaft replacement and a new intake manifold any advice 7/26/17

    ADMIN – Hi Daniel,

    You are a member of this class action if you purchased or leased Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States that are Model Years 2005-2007 equipped with M272 (V6) or M273 (V8) engines bearing serial numbers up to 2729..30 468993 or 2739 ..30 088611, respectively.

  108. Richard Turner says:

    I bought my 2007 C 230 2017 with 35,000 mile and it now has less than 65,000 mile: It is at the dealership now and they state there is no recall under my vin #.balance shaft replacement ( Replace transmission Valve body) and intake manifold any advice 5/14/2018. I am seeking higher authority Yes, M272 engine.

    ADMIN – Hi Richard,

    Lemon law attorney or Mercedes Customer Service.

  109. Brad Strickland says:

    It is not 10 yrs old or 125K miles

    ADMIN – Hi Brad,

    Your best bet now that deadline has passed is to contact customer service for Mercedes and see if they had an extended guarantee associated to this settlement.

  110. Steven Reiner says:

    My low mileage ( 62,000) 2007 E350 was just diagnosed with the dreaded balance shaft problem and my dealer quoted $7800 ( plus tax) for repair. I bought the car in 2011 from the same dealer with 13,000 miles. The car indeed has the problematic engine parts as per a VIN check.I was unaware of the subsequent class action suit. Mercedes Customer Service says tough luck, case closed, which I find infuriating and unacceptable. Whose responsibility was it to inform me of the class action suit. Can/should the dealer unilaterally cut me a break now?

    ADMIN – Hi Steven,

    Class action settlements are usually published in newspapers and released in the news. Class action administrators also send notices to the affected class members when contact information is available.

  111. Kamyar Movaffagh says:

    I have a 2006 ML350 with 118K miles and it definitely has this issue. Engine light is on, the codes are there, and engine serial number checks out. Misfiring, rattling in idle position, all symptoms present. Problem is, it’s passed the submission deadline and I just bought the car last summer. What are my options and what can I do since I bought the car after the lawsuit deadline?! Is there anything Mercedes can still do for these cars since they fucked up in the first place? 10 years is not enough!

    ADMIN – Hi Kamyar,

    I don’t think there is much Mercedes can do. You can always contact customer service to see if they will cut you a break but I doubt it.

  112. John says:

    Is this car part of the class action?
    VIN WDBUF87J16X188474

    Thanks

    ADMIN – Hi John,

    It does not matter as the deadline has passed.

  113. Pdubb says:

    I am having this same problem which should have been corrected back in 2007 on a 2011 C300 .

    ADMIN – Hi P,

    If you believe there is an opportunity for another settlement feel free to contact a class action attorney in your area.

  114. Charlotte Stringer says:

    my vin number is WDBRN47J82A375192
    my ml350 failed at 75,000 3 years ago and the state pulled the tags for emissions enforcement,,,
    I was told I needed a new transmission that did not solve my problem. vehicle does not go into gear

    ADMIN – Hi Charlotte,

    We cannot offer you mechanical advice.

  115. Charlotte Stringer says:

    I was not notified – Now what can I do?

    ADMIN – Hi Charlotte,

    Follow the instructions on the notification.

  116. Francesca A. de la Flor says:

    I leased, and then bough, my 2006 E350 when it was brand new. Now after only 117,000 original miles over 12 years, the car has “self destructed”. My mechanic says the repair would cost more than the car is worth. I can see from the numerous comments that Mercedes Benz will deny all liability for its admittedly defectives vehicles unless one knew about the class action and joined it. I did not know about it and was newer informed by Mercedes that they had sold me a defective vehicle. My only resort is to sue them in small claims court. The maximum judgment amount would be $10,000. but Mercedes has already admitted liability and that would be the cost of repairing the car.

  117. Marcus says:

    I just found out that my 2006 E350 with 97,000 miles has this issue. It sounds like Mercedes doesn’t care so I’m really at a loss if I ought to spend the ~$4k or ditch the car.

    ADMIN – Hi Marcus,

    If you don’t meet the terms set forth in the settlement for extended service you are probably out of luck.

  118. Leslie says:

    Does my 08 E350 with 142 thousand miles fit for the class action lawsuit ?

    ADMIN – Hi Leslie,

    Follow the instructions and check using your VIN

  119. Barbara LOTIERZO says:

    I own a 2006 CLK 350 Mercedes 99000 miles and just found out now that i have to replace timing chain at the tune of $4000.00. I do not have a warranty. Am I out of luck?

    ADMIN – Hi Barbara,

    This settlement refers to gears and shafts and not timing chain

  120. JESSE VEGA says:

    I own a 2007 MB S550 4matic… transmission: 722.9…
    Now my car is at MB dealership (can’t find transmission code by the local mechanic). My extended warranty ordered for towing my car to dealership for transmission code… Dealership said around $7,000. For replacement 2 parts transmission and torque converter…
    Am I quality?

    ADMIN – Hi Jesse,

    To find out if you qualify refer to the description in class eligibility. I don’t think the transmission counts as part of the engine

    • Jesse Vega says:

      Hi Admin,
      Do you have class Action Lawsuit contact info? I can call them

      ADMIN – Hi Jesse,
      Scroll up. The info is already posted.

  121. Kwame Sekyere says:

    I have a 2006 ml350 with error codes p0016 and p0017. I have engine number 272967 30 096376 sequential number 29393. I went to the local dealership and told them about the class action lawsuit they seem not bothered and it looked like they didn’t want to help me.My vin number is 4JGBB86E86A029393 can you please tell me if my vehicle is included in the lawsuit. If it is included how do I go about for the dealer to fix it. I don’t have the funds to fix it.

    ADMIN – Hi Kwame,

    The deadline has passed and you may no longer file.

  122. Ron says:

    I have a 2006 ML350 with a bad balance shaft. My wife and I was not properly notified about this class action lawsuit and never was able to have this problem addressed. Can you please tell me the next step to take because the vehicle will not pass emission because this problem and 7k to fix it is outrageous. Thanks for your help

    ADMIN – Hi Ron,

    You no longer have legal recourse under this settlement. Sadly you are now on your own.

  123. Kwame Sekyere says:

    If the deadline has passed how come mercedes never informed me of the class action lawsuit. The company was obligated to inform all parties involved. Please tell me if my vehicle was part of the lawsuit. 2006 ml350 engine number 27296730096376 sequential number 29393. My vin is 4JGBB86E86A029393. Please let me know if my vehicle falls under the classification.

    ADMIN – Hi Kwame,

    Think about us as a newspaper of class actions. We are not a customer service channel. You need to contact customer service for Mercedes or class counsel.

  124. Michael Albaiady says:

    Hello I have a 2008 Mercedes E3 50 would that qualify for the class action lawsuit or is it too late

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    Unfortunately it is too late.

  125. Joel mason says:

    I bought my ml 350 at a dealer for 10000 bux and at 123,000 less than a 1000 miles later my check engine light was on and has not got better but worse this is bullshit

  126. Rod Ragazzo says:

    I have a 2007 C230 Sport which I purchased new. What is available to me?

    ADMIN – Hi Rod,

    Absolutely nothing because the deadline has passed.

  127. Kevin Ashworth says:

    Seems to me that the hard-rule here for 2005-2007 is missing a KEY piece of information regarding the engine numbers that are covered. I have been informed that engines starting w/ “34” in 2005-2007 were covered for this warranty.

    However, I have the exact same problem with a 2007 E350S which has an engine number starting w/ “35”. I am interested to know if a similar or the same problem was reported on the engines that came after those covered by the warranty claim or if another class action suit is the only recourse.

  128. Rachel Godwin says:

    Hello, Hoping someone can point me in the right direction. E350 2009 was taken to two auto repair shops. Both came to the same conclusion. It’s this exact issue. I never knew about this problem never got a recall shop estimate 6500.00 – 7,500
    I have 98,000 mile on it.
    Both shops said I should send it to the junkyard. I rely on this car. Now it’s worth nothing. With Covid I don’t have a penny to fix me/be more do I have any funds or enough credit to purchase another car. 🙏🙏🙏🙏HELP RACHEL

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Hi, Rachel. Sorry to hear that. However, we (classactionrebates.com) are *not* the settlement/claims administrator of this case — we are only an online “newspaper” of various class action settlements involving various companies. Please check the settlement website and/or contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are stated above; just scroll up. Maybe they can point you in the right direction, though this actual settlement has already closed. Best of luck.