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Mercedes-Benz Class Action Lawsuit Complaint Filed Over Allegedly Defective Balance Shift Gears In Mercedes M272 Engines & Idle Gears in Mercedes M273 Engines

Mercedes-Benz Owners and Lessees File Class Action Lawsuit Complaint Against Mercedes-Benz Over Allegedly Defective Balance Shift Gears In Mercedes Benz M272 Engines & Idle Gears In Mercedes Benz M273 Engines.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (“Mercedes-Benz” or “Defendant”) in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (styled Greg Suddreth and Paul Dunton v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC) alleging, among other things, that Mercedes-Benz M272 engines are equipped with defective gears in their balance shafts and Mercedes-Benz M273 engines are equipped with defective idle gears which wear out prematurely, excessively and without warning, purportedly causing the vehicles to malfunction, the check engine light to illuminate and the vehicle to misfire and/or stop driving, according to the Mercedes Benz M272 and M273 balance shaft gear and idle gear class action lawsuit complaint.

The Mercedes Benz M272 and M273 balance shaft gear and idle gear class action lawsuit complaint is reportedly brought on behalf of a putative class of all owners and lessees within the United States of Mercedes vehicles equipped with M272 engines (bearing serial numbers up to 2729..30 468993) or M273 engines (bearing serial numbers up to 2739..30 088611), unless otherwise excluded.  The Mercedes Benz class action lawsuit also is reportedly brought on behalf of Illinois and Massachusetts subclasses.

The Mercedes M272 engine is reportedly installed on the following Mercedes Benz vehicles:

Model Years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010:

  • Mercedes Benz C 230
  • Mercedes Benz SLK 350
  • Mercedes Benz CLS 350
  • Mercedes Benz E 230

Model Years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010:

  • Mercedes Benz CLS 280
  • Mercedes Benz CLK 280
  • Mercedes Benz C 280
  • Mercedes Benz E 280
  • Mercedes Benz SL 280
  • Mercedes Benz C 350
  • Mercedes Benz E 350
  • Mercedes Benz S 350
  • Mercedes Benz SL 350
  • Mercedes Benz Viano

Model Years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010:

  • Mercedes Benz R 280
  • Mercedes Benz R 350
  • Mercedes Benz ML 250
  • Mercedes Benz Sprinter

Model Years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010:

  • Mercedes Benz S 280

Model Years 2008, 2009, 2010:

  • Mercedes Benz CLC 230
  • Mercedes Benz CLC 350

The Mercedes M273 engine is reportedly equipped on the following Mercedes Benz vehicles:

Model Year 2006:

  • Mercedes Benz E 500 and E 550
  • Mercedes Benz CL 500 and CL 550
  • Mercedes Benz CLS 500 and CLS 550
  • Mercedes Benz GL 500 and GL 550

Model Year 2007:

  • Mercedes Benz GL 450
  • Mercedes Benz S 450
  • Mercedes Benz ML 450

Model Year 2008:

  • Mercedes Benz ML 500 and ML 550

Model Years 2006 and 2009:

  • Mercedes Benz CLK 500 and CLK 550

For more information on the Mercedes-Benz  balance shaft gear and idle gear class action lawsuit, read the Mercedes-Benz class action lawsuit complaint.

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  • Felesha Skipwith October 14, 2014, 7:58 pm

    2006 cls 500 same problem…please email me class action info

  • Tony Nguyen & Kim H. Tran October 15, 2014, 1:14 am

    We have 2006 Mercedes C280 and got the same problem with check engine light on. Is it too late for us to join the class action lawsuit? If not, please advise us to how to join with all of your guys. Thanks

  • Judith Skinner October 19, 2014, 6:52 pm

    Had to spend thousands of dollars to replace a Mercedes 320 2005. After Googling
    “Mercedes gas tank leak” I saw many hundreds had the same problem: faulty,
    ]dangerous , plastic, costly gas tanks. Why have these not been recalled?

  • Melodie October 20, 2014, 1:47 pm

    My 2006 ML 350 is in the shop now, error codes 1200, 1208.
    Please contact me at above email address. Thank you!

  • Ted October 25, 2014, 1:06 pm

    I’m having balance shaft issues w my 2006 ml350. Can someone send me info on where I can join the class action. My email is td.legalguru@gmail.com.

    Thanks Ted

  • pissed off October 31, 2014, 5:33 pm

    balance shaft gears failed same issue with my 06 c280, just bought the car 6 weeks ago and haven’t even made a payment on it, and its past the 30 day warranty. now what the F do I do ?

  • Sandiya Venturato November 3, 2014, 7:32 pm

    I am experiencing the same problem with my 2006 C230. Please let me know how to join this lawsuit.

  • Sandiya Venturato November 3, 2014, 7:32 pm

    I am experiencing the same problem with my 2006 C230. Please let me know how to join this lawsuit.

  • Martin November 4, 2014, 5:18 pm

    I have a mercedez Benz c230 2006.my car classifies for the lawsuit.Hopefully it’s not to late.please help rhanks

  • derek massa November 6, 2014, 12:34 am

    I have a 2007 e-350 and I am having the same issue. Can I get more information on this class action lawsuit.

    • Roderick Nwokorie November 10, 2014, 3:57 pm

      I have 2006 E-350 and I have the same problem of “check engine light” on permanently, my carc cnnot pass emmission inspection and I have quotes of cost about $6000.00 to fix it.
      Can I get information on the class action suite and or iclude me int it

  • Harold Goh November 12, 2014, 2:24 am

    May I know if we can join this class action lawsuit if we are not living in the US?

  • Peter November 13, 2014, 8:05 pm

    I have a 2006 r-350 and I am having the same issue. MB dealer quoted $6700 for repairs balance shaft. Can I get more information on this class action lawsuit.

  • Norma Cortes November 15, 2014, 9:58 am

    Same issue here with my 2006 c230 sport sedan. Plus I spent 4800 dollars in a Transmission problem already. Is there any pending lawsuits we can join in? Anyone we can contact to start a lawsuit?

  • M Holloway November 18, 2014, 6:31 pm

    06 E350 is in the MB repair shop now for same problem. $4000+ charge. Would like to get information on the class action suit.

  • S. Miller November 20, 2014, 2:13 pm

    I have the same issue with my 2007 E350, please provide lawsuit information.

  • Gary November 20, 2014, 3:14 pm

    2006 C350, same issues as above. Please let me know who I need to contact pertaining to the class action suit.

  • Curtis November 24, 2014, 6:43 am

    I have the same issue with my 2006 E350, please provide lawsuit information.

  • Valerie Shealey November 24, 2014, 3:23 pm

    2006 CLS 500 MB. I’ve sent over $6000.00 on replacing a Body Valve and the issue is still remaining. Now I’ve been told I need to replace the Internal Speed sensor. Please add me to the law suit.

  • M.Taylor November 24, 2014, 4:41 pm

    Please include me in this lawsuit. My car stopped dead when I was driving on June 19,2014. Had to have it towed and now I need to find $$$$$$to repair this engine that everybody knows has problems. I am so disgusted with Mercedes-Benz for NOT DOING the RIGHT THING and RECALLING ALL the vehicles that are affected by this engine problem….step up to the plate and do the right thing,
    RECALL & REPAIR all of the vehicles that need to be fixed…

    • James Pang November 25, 2014, 8:24 pm

      I have the same issue (bad balance shaft) with my 2006 C230 Sport Sedan.
      Please include me.

  • Patrick Swindell November 25, 2014, 2:49 pm

    Just found out that I have the same balance shaft issue on my 2006 E 350. Please email me with contact info on plaintiff’s counsel in class action. Way too expensive repair cost.

  • donna bauso November 28, 2014, 9:35 am

    I have a c280 2007 Mercedes Benz owned since 2009 . Problems with coils had wrong ones on.and also alternated with ticking noise I need help. Mercedes-Benz .Every time go up thrte say my fault only gas 73 thousand miles k n it. Need a vice. Hiw to handle…. thks you

  • M.Taylor December 13, 2014, 4:49 pm

    Still waiting to hear of any progress on this lawsuit as my 2006 E350 is sitting at the repair shop. Please keep me informed of any progress made! Thank you!

    • V. Pantovic December 17, 2014, 12:20 pm

      I am also waiting to hear progress as my 2007 GL 450 is saying balance shaft gear is worn.

  • Maritessa Masangya December 19, 2014, 11:16 am

    I have MB C 230 2007 with 70,000 mileage. I spend $ 4000 to change the transmission 6 mos ago and now it’s sitting in the shop to replace the computer module. This car is supposed to be durable. I need more info on how to join clash action against MB.

  • jeanne wyman December 29, 2014, 6:06 pm

    I am the and owner and now for almost a year and the CSR is starting to have problems at less than 60000 miles . does this apply to me.

  • Gary Blanton January 2, 2015, 7:31 am

    Please keep me informed. 08 E350 also worn.

  • Angela McCrary January 2, 2015, 11:54 am

    I had to pay for the Defective Balance Shift Gear repairs on my 2006 C230 which ran around $5,000. MB should have recalled these defective vehicles.

  • Constantino Cariaga January 14, 2015, 9:43 pm

    There is a check engine light problem in my c230 sport sedan that keeps recurring. The mechanic changed the intake manifold, but now I have a balance shaft gear issue as well. The cost to fix it is $5,000 despite it obviously being a factory defect issue. Please provide lawsuit information and include me.

  • Bill Peacock January 20, 2015, 8:20 am

    2006 ML 350 – MB dealer advised needs $7000 repair of cam balance shaft.

    • Christian Tan February 26, 2015, 9:38 pm

      Have you heard anything? Same issue same car! P0016 p0017 need help!!

  • Allen Thomas January 21, 2015, 10:02 pm

    I own a 2006 E359 4 matici just diagnosed with the dreaded Balance Shaft issue. Please tell me how to join the Class Action suit.

  • Eileen January 30, 2015, 10:01 am

    How do you get more information about this class action.

  • Lyn Barnes February 1, 2015, 6:40 am

    I Have a 2007 CLK 350 with 65000 miles. The check engine light just came on. It’s going in tomorrow. Please keep me posted.
    Please tell me how to join the Class action lawsuit.


  • Doris Bassett February 4, 2015, 10:32 am

    I have a 2007 c280 4matic that I have owned for less than a year with only 60,000 miles on it. The check engine light went on, off and back on. The dealer says I need a new intake manifold (linkage broken), and that the cam shaft magnet is shorted out. Also clogged air filters and spark plugs need replace. Total bill $1750!! All service has been done at the proper times on this vehicle. Please keep me posted about this lawsuit.

  • Robert E. Garland February 11, 2015, 5:15 pm

    I own a 2006 ML350 just diagnosed with the dreaded Balance Shaft Fault. Please tell me how to join the Class Action suit.
    Thank you,

  • Vernon Hampton February 19, 2015, 6:22 pm

    I have a 2006 350ml, engine light on.Car loses speed and don’t accelerate. Called Mercedes Benz dealer in Walnut Creek California, they advised to turn off car engine and turn on. The problem works, however the issue continues. I go to MB Fairfield, CA and they want to charge $5,999 to replace balance shaft. Many issues and law suites has arise and I am not the only one. This is a safety issue and MB need to cover this. They know there was an issue.
    Please help

  • Jose February 24, 2015, 8:24 pm

    2007 r350 , just got the P0016 and P0017 codes …….please let me know how to join this class action lawsuit.


  • Cindy February 27, 2015, 5:38 pm

    I just was told that it will cost me over 6000.00 to repair the cam shaft gear problem.

    How do I get on the lawsuit, need help, we are on disability, and now Mercedes is telling me, we shouldnt drive the car, it won’t pass smog and we can not sell or trading it in would give us peanuts for the car. How is this fair, and how does my finance get to dialysis.

  • Jose Jimenez March 2, 2015, 5:36 pm

    I’ve have the P0016 and P0017 codes on my E350 Mercedes since 62000 miles and the dealer told me that they will fix it for about 4300.00 dollars and I said hell with this I submit a class action form and I hope you guys don’t get away with this.

  • Joe F March 13, 2015, 8:30 am

    Updates on class action law suit for balance shaft issues?

  • antoine March 15, 2015, 12:34 am

    Same as everyone else codes P 0016 and P 0017

  • LaShawn Brown March 20, 2015, 7:38 pm

    I have a 2006 CLK 350 check engine light comes on and then goes off. I want in on this lawsuit. Please send information on how to join.

  • Ramiro Castellanos March 21, 2015, 3:17 pm

    I have a 2006 E350. The Engine light is on. The mechanic wants $5,000 to repair the balance cam. Please let me know how to join the class action suit.

  • Cody leonard April 4, 2015, 11:33 pm

    I have had can shaft solenoid replacement oil leaked into wiring harness $4000. Transmission conductor plate $900. Now the transmission is going. 90k miles. Car is 100% LEMON. I want in on lawsuit.

  • ERROL April 6, 2015, 7:18 pm

    Just had the same P0016 – P0017 code come up has there been anymore news on the law suit can this be covered under a warrenty claim?

  • Moses D Amukune April 11, 2015, 2:57 pm

    I have a 2006 C230 with the p0016/17 codes I need to included in the law suit. My MB has no power need to know why MB never recalled them. It is time to take them to congress to be chewed

  • George April 13, 2015, 6:12 am

    I have a 2006 S350 , An the engine light is on , and as everybody we got the codes P 0016 and P 0017
    So who will help !!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom Jackson April 15, 2015, 5:09 pm

    I have a 06 Mercedes C230S with P0025 and P0015, hopefully this lawsuit will address these reoccurring “Check Engine Light” codes.

  • YAHYA April 16, 2015, 5:44 pm

    I have a CLK 350 with 114K on it in Canada, got the same issue and also want in on it!

  • antoine April 22, 2015, 5:22 pm

    Has anyone said how to join in on this

    • Joe Jackson July 15, 2015, 12:22 pm

      I have a 2007 clk350 and the check engine light has been on for awhile now I was told the problem is the balance shaft, I hope the lawsuit will cover the cost.

  • Wayne swanson April 23, 2015, 6:32 pm

    I have a 2006 r350 .i just found out I have a balance shaft problem . Cost $8000.00 to repair
    I need a lawyer. Can someone email info on lawsuit

  • Tim S. May 6, 2015, 10:09 pm

    Add another to the list. P0016, P0017. 2006 C230 Mercedes Benz M272 engine. My first and last Mercedes Benz. Of course, you would think by 2010, all the dealers would have known of this issue, but Bill Holt in Canton, GA didn’t mention it to me when I purchased it used for $16,500 that year. Something blew the heck out of the plastic parts on the intake manifold; I’m thinking it was the gear teeth flying off this inferior balance shaft sprocket. That was $1,000 repair. Now this $5,000 repair awaits. You can’t trust them, you can’t trust dealers. Don’t buy new cars, don’t buy Mercedes Benz. They have proven themselves, by their own actions and deeds, untrustworthy.

  • Sandy May 8, 2015, 3:57 pm

    Recently I got a code pop up and after reading the code, went online and did some research. The code I received was P0016 on my 2007 Mercedes S550. From all the readings it seems like this will be a very expensive job. I need some information on this lawsuit and what is being done to fix it or can I take my car in as a recalled part. I live in California.

  • Carla Antwine May 15, 2015, 5:33 pm

    I need claim form for this settlement n my Mercedes Benz has broken down after 2mo.with only 69,000 miles I need help I can’t get it fix right now I need $4000 n thanks for the information that was sent n the mail

  • antoine May 16, 2015, 8:05 pm

    I received class action papers today. It states that a agreement was reach and should be final in august. MBA will repair vehicles and give warranty on repairs. Everyone should receive paper.

    • Kathy Matthews July 25, 2015, 6:44 pm

      I have a 2006 E350 with only 65k miles! I bought it used four years ago and have taken very good care of it. Now my check engine light is on with P0016 and P0017 codes! I’m told it will cost somewhere aroung $8,500!!! That is what my Kelly Blue Book value is! I still owe $8k on my car! I can’t afford to fix it! I’m a widow and have very little income! Any suggestions from anyone would be greatly appreciated!

      • Jan August 10, 2015, 3:13 pm

        What about a class action suit on the defective valve body $2,600 should also have to fix.

  • margo rodriguez May 17, 2015, 4:11 pm

    own a slk 350 with 66,682 miles,shift seems sluggish i’am taking for check-up but please keep me in the loop on class action.will continue checking in the mean while.thanks

  • Marie May 18, 2015, 10:09 am

    I own a 2006 C230 and I paid 5,000 for defected parts, I was so frustrated about the situation, I contacted MB for a warranty repairs but, they denied my request. I was informed that MB knew about those defected parts and why they are refusing to take their responsibilities. They deserve it.

  • Kimberly Seegars May 18, 2015, 3:30 pm

    My 2006 CLK 350’s check engine line comes on and goes back off. I definitely want to know how I can be a part of this class action lawsuit. I did receive a notification about the lawsuit.

  • Angela Williams May 18, 2015, 3:50 pm

    I brought a brand new Clk 350 for 65,000, I the year of 2005, only owner, move to Florida , and was told I have a engine problem that would cost me almost 3500, to have repairs, with only 60,000 mile on car, I got if repair, but the car still wasn’t”t running right, I didn’t want to be stranded on these dark road, so I tried to trade car for something else, before something else break down, bad business on Mercedes, that is why they stop making CLK 350.

  • Ckr May 19, 2015, 2:42 am

    Yes you are right it happened to me, but it is just this engine, because I have had a 380sec Mercedes that lasted me for over thirty years with no major engine problems. As I understand it, it has been fixed on the 2011 and newer.

    However we all need to be in this law siut and spread the word to have a recall and warn others about buying this perticular engine. It also seems to hit around the 60,00 mark, and they need to fix or compensate some how on these models. But I still love Mercedes.

  • Jacqueline Torres May 19, 2015, 9:28 am

    I just bought a 2006 Mercedes R350 AND ALL I KEEP DOING is keep putting money into it…

  • Trina Alston May 20, 2015, 6:29 am

    I have a 2006 CLK 350 and this problem happened to my car last year and I had to dish out over $5,000 for repairs and the check engine light still will not go off and the car stills misfires. I think that this part was put in more than just the cars they have listed in the lawsuit and needs to be addressed.

  • Shareen Lang May 21, 2015, 1:04 pm

    Balance shaft issues and front end issues. My car doesnt shift into gear and when it does the cr jerks forward, When i am driving the car slows down even when gas pedal is pressed all the way down. Car has to shut off and restarted, and sometimes after restart car stays at 20mph and does not shift. Defective balance shaft part which is costly to repair.

  • Ruthaboggs May 22, 2015, 5:01 pm

    I have a 206C350 sport am having problem with it when am brakin down it jark I took it to the shop and they said it would thak $4600 to fix it am so hurt just bough it in 2012 with 66000 miles on it though I was doin something hade a nice car but I was wrong who do I need to call to get it fix.

  • Al Pombo May 22, 2015, 5:10 pm

    Please give me information on how to join this law suit.

  • Angela M Williama May 26, 2015, 4:48 pm

    I brought a brand new CLK 350 in 2005, only had 60,000 miles on car, move to Florida in 2011 , had car ship to Florida, had engine and shifting gear problem, car would’nt go over 30 miles , took to shop pay over 3500 dollars, to have fix, the car never road the same, this car was suppose to last over 125,000 miles, not worth the money I paid for car 55,000, never again.

  • Irfan May 27, 2015, 4:09 pm

    I own 2007 E-350 4Matic and would like to know the status of this lawsuit.

  • donnie hayman May 30, 2015, 8:36 am

    i have 2007 mercedes e-550 having the same promblem ,haven’t drove it in 3 months but it will go to the dealer after hearing about this lawsuit. trying to pay for a car that’s not running. i’m looking at least $8000. If i knew what i know now , would have never got that car

  • Essie West June 4, 2015, 10:33 am

    I had my 2006 E350 work on twice for the same problem. It just would go while in drive or it would creep along until I would have to try and ease to athe side of the road or find a parking lot.

  • Timothy June 10, 2015, 6:22 pm

    2006 c230.
    p0012, p0016, please include me.

  • Kathy Brown June 16, 2015, 10:04 pm

    I’m having major issues with the engine in my R350.

  • Tom Ha Tran June 19, 2015, 11:43 pm

    My 2006 ml at 67 ,000 mile transmission go out . I got to pay for Mercedes dealer to fix it Then after 10 thousand more ,mile check engine go on. They check and now say the blance shaft gone bad. Just got my replaced. Anybody know when Mercedes will reimburse back for this any time soo. ?

  • theodoros kappas June 22, 2015, 4:11 pm

    hello i just bought this car and the check engine light was on and i changed the cam sensors and nothing and i took it to ray catena mercedes service and they called me back tell me that the repair is $5,800 dollars and i would like to knwo what mercedes is doing about this bc it wont pass inspection with this codes popping up

  • Irfan Qayyum June 28, 2015, 1:32 am

    I own a 2007 E-350 with 272-xxx engine and want to be included in this lawsuit as well.
    Please tell me how I could file the papers for the lawsuit.

    • Eve Quarterman July 13, 2015, 7:13 pm

      Please tell me how to file class action papers for this law suit. My R 350 broke down and I was told the Cam Shaft needs to be replaced. $9000.00 REALLY!!!! Just had the car for 9 months. I would like any rebate program info as well. Thanks!

  • Cindy June 28, 2015, 1:47 am

    Go online they have a rebate program for this, fill out then you get most of your money back.

    But if you bought this at a dealer, I would take it back cause they have known about this problem for a while.

  • Theodoros kappas July 2, 2015, 9:10 am

    Hello I would like when will I be receiving anything bc I need to get it fixed and inspected and paying insurance and to scared to drive so I don’t break down

  • Theodoros kappas July 2, 2015, 9:10 am

    Hello I would like when will I be receiving anything bc I need to get it fixed and inspected and paying insurance and to scared to drive

  • Marisela becerra July 9, 2015, 11:49 am

    My car is a 2006 mecedesc230 and it only has 80000 miles an the ingin light went on took it to dillership .to Fairfield cal an told me that it needs new balance shaft replacement it cost $5500 y would like to fix it pls include me as well on this settlement .

  • Dimitrios kappas July 20, 2015, 12:12 pm

    I still haven’t received anything I need to get it fixed

  • Jan August 5, 2015, 7:39 am

    Same problems. As much money that we pay to drive there cars, you would think Mercedes would be happy to fix the defective cars.

  • Arturo C. Tanyag September 9, 2015, 5:02 am

    I own a 2007 Mercedes Benz S350 which I rarely use. The car has only clocked 41,000km.
    Just recently, the car refused to start and simply refused to do anything with the electronic gear selector inoperable. I have always used MB’s since 1975 from MB 450SE, to 1986MB280SE, 1997 MB S320, 2002 MB S320.
    This is a very unusual “poor quality” for the revered MB Brand.
    The Philippine MB authorized and only dealer seems to be helpless in getting the car repaired. The car has been in the MB shop ( CATS Motors for three weeks now, with no solution in sight. I am willing to join the class suit against Mercedes Benz

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