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Mercedes Benz Diesel Emissions Class Action Settlement: $1.5 Billion

The Mercedes Benz Diesel Emissions Class Action Settlement is Here

A class action lawsuit was filed against Mercedes Benz and its parent company Daimler AG for allegedly cheating with its diesel emission. The lawsuit claimed that the German automaker was using a “defeat device” to make it appear that their diesel engines were emissions standards compliant when they were not. This came after another German carmaker, Volkswagen, was also accused of the same charges. Have you been affected by Mercedes-Benz Diesel Emissions charges and think that you are entitled to the Mercedes Benz Diesel Emissions Class Action Settlement? Feel free to contact us today for help.

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Mercedes Benz Settlement Details

Mercedes Benz and its parent company Daimler AG deny the allegations of wrongdoing but has agreed to settle the lawsuit with $700 million in settlement for U.S. Mercedes owners in which current owners and lessees can get $3,290 or more, and former owners and lessees can get $822.50.

The automobile giant will also compensate the state of California with a $300 million payment that includes $17.5 million to the California Department of Justice for future environmental enforcement, monitoring, and investigation.

The settlement will also require the automaker to modify their vehicles to meet emissions requirements.

Owners of affected Mercedes diesel vehicles can receive the following:

  • An Approved Emissions Modification (AEM) free of charge and an extended modification warranty. From a separate settlement with federal and California regulators, these benefits are available even if you do not participate in the class action.
  • Protection pending the modification’s effects on your vehicle. AEMs installed in affected vehicles will come with additional protection, should the AEM affect your vehicle’s performance. Affected owners are slated to receive compensation depending on whether the AEM affected fuel economy, horsepower, torque, and/or other aftereffects of the emissions modification. Owners may also be able to receive payment for transportation costs in the event their installation of an AEM takes more than three hours to complete.
  • Payment for Mercedes’ diesel emissions deficiencies. Under the settlement, current owners and lessees can receive $3,290 if no former owner/lessee submits a claim for the same vehicle. If a former owner/lessee does submit a claim for the same vehicle, current owners and lessees can receive $2,467.50. Former owners and lessees can receive $822.50, divided equally among former owners/lessees who submit claims for the same vehicle.
  •  Additional payment. For current owners and lessees who have an AEM installed, additional payments may be available under various circumstances. Owners may also receive an additional payment if an AEM is not available by October 2022.

Affected BlueTEC vehicles include:

  • E250 BlueTEC 2014-2016
  • E350 BlueTEC 2011-2013
  •  GL320 BlueTEC 2009
  • GL350 BlueTEC 2010-2016
  • GLE300d 2016
  •  GLE350d 2016
  • GLK250 BlueTEC 2013-2015
  • ML250 BlueTEC 2015
  •  ML320 BlueTEC 2009
  • ML350 BlueTEC 2010-2014
  • R320 BlueTEC 2009
  • R350 BlueTEC 2010-2012
  • S350 BlueTEC 2012-2013
  • Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter (4-cylinder) 2014-2016
  •  Mercedes-Benz or 
  • Freightliner Sprinter (6-cylinder) 2010-2016

Claim forms must be filed by October 1, 2022 after current owners/lessees have installed the AEM. AEMs will become available on a rolling basis after Mercedes’ separate settlement with U.S. authorities is approved.

If you’re affected by the Mercedes-Benz Diesel Emissions lawsuit settlement, we’d love to hear from you.

Editor’s note on the Mercedes-Benz Diesel Emissions Class Action Settlement:

This piece is written about the recent Mercedes-Benz Diesel Emissions Class Action Settlement. If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the class action lawsuit settlement, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

If you believe that what is alleged in the Mercedes-Benz Diesel Emissions class action settlement has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join in on any potential consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all.

Similarly, please check out our current list of Class Actions and Class Action Investigations, here.

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