The problem with radiators in Mercedes-Benz vehicles is that they can malfunction, allowing coolant to mix with the transmission fluid, which causes problems with the transmission and torque converter. These problems can result in loss of forwarding propulsion or acceleration. The Mercedes-AMG radiator lawsuits have resulted in settlements of millions of dollars for affected owners. Here is a look at the details of the case. The plaintiff claims that Mercedes-Benz USA LLC has violated federal safety standards and should be held liable for this problem.
Class action lawsuits
Mercedes-AMG owners are filing Mercedes-AMG Radiator class action lawsuit claims after their vehicles suffered severe radiator damage. The vehicles are not equipped with mesh grilles above the front air inlets, which could allow road debris to enter the radiator, resulting in deformation and engine overheating. A class action lawsuit filed by Kershaw, Cook & Talley, a legal firm specializing in automotive recalls, seeks compensation for harmed Mercedes-Benz owners.
A California plaintiff is one of the many people pursuing the case despite the car manufacturer’s response. The car’s radiator is made of aluminum and is susceptible to damage from rocks. In 2016 Mercedes began installing protective grills over the radiator openings to prevent these accidents, but after a year the company removed them. Rocks thrown into the openings could damage the radiator and lead to a flooded engine.
Class action lawsuits against Mercedes-Benz
The lawsuits against Mercedes-Benz USA LLC stem from the discovery of a dangerous defect in the Radiator. The radiators in these vehicles could fail, causing them to break down or damaged transmissions. In the case of a Mercedes-Benz, the faulty radiator can also cause problems with the torque converter and transmission, preventing the car from accelerating or forward-propulsion. The lawsuits are seeking compensation from the manufacturer for the damage they caused.
The radiators in these cars can break when rocks are hit. Before Mercedes-Benz introduced the guards, the radiators were exposed. These guards were designed to prevent rocks from damaging the radiator and causing coolant leaks. However, the Mercedes-Benz radiators have a lower pressure than the ones produced before the shields were installed. Reduced pressure in the cooling system can lead to warped heads and catastrophic engine failure.
Class action lawsuits involving Valeo radiators
The proposed Mercedes-AMG radiator class action lawsuit involves problems with the torque converter, transmission, and radiator. This is a very serious problem, and Mercedes has not stepped forward to provide free replacement parts to owners. Nevertheless, a class on this site may be a good opportunity for consumers to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. According to the complaint, a faulty Valeo radiator can result in serious engine damage.
According to the complaint, four plaintiffs reported ticking noises in their vehicles. When questioned by MBUSA authorized service centers, they were told the noise was normal. Ultimately, one plaintiff’s vehicle suffered an engine failure in 2010, during a period when Mercedes Benz was installing the allegedly defective parts in its M156 engines. Although the vehicle was under express warranty, the radiator was replaced with defective parts.
Class action lawsuits involving Mercedes-Benz valve train parts
A new lawsuit has been filed against FCA and the manufacturers of Mercedes-Benz valve train parts. The suit alleges that the company knew about the problem for quite some time, but failed to take action, causing valve train parts to fail prematurely. As such, consumers should immediately stop driving their Mercedes-Benz vehicles until the issue has been fixed. The company has yet to specify when a class action lawsuit will be filed or whether it will proceed.
The plaintiffs in the suit allege that the defects in the valve train parts caused engine damage and full engine replacements. According to the lawsuit, the engines were designed to be more fuel-efficient, so GM didn’t account for the increased pressure that the valve train components were subjected to. Because of this, the valve train systems have to undergo more frequent maintenance than the guides on a vehicle. Some of these parts have to be replaced after several hundred thousand miles.