Mercedes-Benz USA Overheating Seat Heater Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

Mercedes-Benz USA has agreed to settle a class action alleging that seat heaters in some of its vehicles may overheat, causing a hot spot to develop that can spark, smoke, or burn a hole in the seat cover. The vehicles in question are a 2000-2007 ML-Class, 2006-2007 R-Class, or 2007 GL- Class Mercedes-Benz vehicle equipped with seat heaters.

Docket Number:

14-CV-02011 JVS

Company: Mercedes-Benz

Filing Deadline: January 12, 2018

Objection Deadline: January 12, 2018

Exclusion Deadline: January 12, 2018

Final Approval Hearing: March 5, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

If you are making a claim for the reimbursement of repairs, you will need to provide proof of repair and amount.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you currently own or lease, or have owned or leased, one of the subject vehicles in the US. The subject vehicles include Mercedes-Benz model year 2000–2007 M-Class (aka ML-Class), model year 2006–2007 R-Class, and model year 2007 GL-Class Sport Utility Vehicles with original-equipment seat heaters. Potential benefits include (1) a wire bypass procedure, to bypass a hot spot, (2) reimbursement of repairs already made, up to $1,000, or (3) a portion of the costs of future repairs for the problem.

You are not eligible if

  • You have already settled with Mercedes or had claims adjudicated on substantially the same subject; or
  • You are a former owner of a subject vehicle and did not experience a seat heater malfunction while you owned the vehicle.
Typical Settlement Amount:

Three possible benefits: (1) Wire-bypass repair, to bypass a potential hot spot; (2) reimbursement for previous repairs of hot spot, up to $1,000; (3) 0-75% of the costs of repairs for future malfunctions. For either of the first two, you must submit a claim form by the deadline. For details of the third, see the Notice at http://mercedesbenzseatheatersettlement.com/Content/Documents/Notice.pdf

Total Settlement Amount: Unknown

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firms:
Frank Sims Stolper LLP
McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Yuhl Carr LLP

Claim Form: Mercedes-Benz Seat Heater Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Callaway v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC

Settlement Website: Mercedes-Benz Seat Heater Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Systems

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Mercedes/Benz Heater Settlement
c/o Epiq Systems Inc.
PO Box 2730
Portland, OR 97208-2730
info@MercedesBenzSeatHeaterSettlement.com

Tags: Defective Automobile, Seat Heater