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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.

If You Have Thoughts On TheMercedes-Benz Balance Shaft Gear & Idle Gear Class Action Lawsuit, Share Your Class Action Comments Below.

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  • Patrick Mccaw January 3, 2014, 3:52 pm

    I have a 2006 ML 350 and recently had the CEL light go on, dealer said that the BALANCE SHAFT was defective and could go at anytime, thank God I brought it in as they say it could fail at anytime. have had this car brand new and this one problem was estimated at almost $10k to fix which is ridiculous, and as much as I love this car and want to keep it, the cost to fix it is unrealistic especially for a MB that should have came with quality parts especially in the engine, this sort of thing should have been a recall. The electrical issues I dealt with and can understand since its not as bad as a BMW but to have a defect in the engine is unacceptable for a Mercedez. Please put my name on the Class Action Suite.

  • Derrick Nistor January 6, 2014, 10:50 am

    2006 CLS 500 problems galore.. any information about class action in Canada?

  • Frank A. January 11, 2014, 4:52 pm

    I have a 2007 E350 with 100,000+ miles and my CEL came on with a P0016 code. Please add me to this Class Action Suite.

  • Tessa Pittman January 22, 2014, 10:42 pm

    I have a R350 that is having the same problems. Please add me to the class action law suit.

  • Vicki Bandoni January 24, 2014, 7:41 pm

    I have the same problem with a Mercedes E350. Please add me to the suit.

  • Richard January 27, 2014, 5:04 pm

    I have a 2006 C280 4Matic. Its check engine light came up about a month and reading P0016 AND p0017 as most people reported in this thread. How to join the complain? If I let the light on, what damage will happen? Thanks.

  • Andrew Olson January 28, 2014, 1:53 pm

    Same story here…so very sad to think an E350 Mercedes is a pile of junk at 110000 miles. really expected more from this vehicle. MB USA is a huge disappointment. Please add me to the class action lawsuit.

  • Yan Reznik January 29, 2014, 3:25 am

    I have 2006 E350 the only 51000 mil with balancing shaft issue and Mercedes quoted me $5,500.00 to fix the issue. Unbelieveable!!!
    Right now car have 60000 mil and I have problem with transmission!!!!!!
    So ,MB not reliable car right now and have came with not quality parts especially in the engine, transmission.This sort of thing should have been a recall 100%.No any cars in the market have had problem with the BALANCE SHAFT and transmission for less then 60 000 miles.
    No recalls from MB,amazing.Why any another cars like Honda,Toyota and etc very reliable and honestly if something happens,and not afraid to recalls.
    MB will losing thousands customers…
    Please add me to the lawsuit ASAP!!This is 110% winner case…

  • Juan Gomez February 4, 2014, 11:21 pm

    I’ve owned 2 MBs over the last 10yrs. A 2003 c230 purchased at the MB dealer almost new (6K) miles as a certified pre-owned car. That car visited the shop almost as much as the pump station. Luckily it was covered by warranty for all kinds of problems. Valve advancer mechanism, radiator cluster failure, brake assist module, etc… I learned that the C and E series during those years were a black spot for MB. I now own a 2009CLK 350 purchased with 12K miles. Long story short, 18 months of ownership and 20K miles later I’m over $3K in maintenance… Ask me if I’ll buy another MB ever…. I hope somebody at MBUSA reads this. My definition of quality is very different from that of the brand… Prestige is built on quality and reliability. No wonder they push younto trade in your car before it hits 50K miles… Because they fall apart.

  • Jonathan Serna February 5, 2014, 3:54 pm

    I have 2006 e350 with 80k same issue check engine light due to the Balancing shaft please add me in the class action lawsuit ASAP

  • Mohammad Saeed February 6, 2014, 9:57 am

    Unfortunately I am also affected by this issue for my mercedes equipped with M273 engine. Please send me more information about how to join this lawsuit, my car has only 40,000 miles on it but the original warranty has expired due to age.

  • Mannaan Majeed February 10, 2014, 11:56 am

    I have a 2006 R350 with around 110,000 miles on it. I bought back in June of 2013 and noticed a check engine light on. Recently got the light checked by MB and found it to be a balance shaft issue. They are asking $4200.00 for repairs. Is this lawsuit still going on and if so what can I do about this?

  • Kemal February 10, 2014, 3:21 pm

    Where can I pin the lawsuit, lost several thousands on my ML 350. Never, ever drive a Mercedes again even though it was my 4th one!!! Mercedes should stay behind their expensive products once a major part breaks that is not part or regular wear or maintenance. I am very disappointed

  • Sue February 16, 2014, 1:29 pm

    My 2006 350ML stopped running on the freeway. Van Housen MB of Roseville, Ca. says piston #4 broke and destroyed engine. They offered 20% off $14,000. They won’t return our call as to whether new engine or rebuilt-MB warranty or no? They advertise quality. My car self destructed at 73,000 miles.

  • Jad Jaber February 19, 2014, 11:35 am

    I have a 2006 C230 with the M272. I have nothing but problems with the cam sensors. One day without warning car dies at 101,100 two days ago and now I need a motor apparently. Please add me in the class action lawsuit

  • Jad Jaber February 19, 2014, 11:38 am

    I have a 2006 C230, have had nothing but problems with it. Two days ago with out warning, the car looses compression and apparently needs a new motor. Please add me in the class action lawsuit

  • manuel tamara February 24, 2014, 7:15 pm

    I have an SLK 350 and was told the balance shaft had to be replaced but that basically the car is done.

  • Jim February 24, 2014, 11:17 pm

    I have a 2007 ml350. My Check engine light was on and had to have it checked to pass smog. I was told I needed a new balancing shaft. That will only be 7,000. Then i got my car back and trans cuts out when going around corners . It also revs up under full exceleration.

  • Justin Walker March 3, 2014, 7:48 am

    2007 C280 with 65k on it. 4 different mechanics, 2 being MB dealerships. The last dealership had my car for a month, replacing all sorts of things. 3 grand later, I dont even make it a 1/4 mile down the road and the car cranks but doesnt start. I had to trade car in at a huge loss and spend money on parts and labour that didnt even fix my problem. Pls add me to lawsuit.
    Hardy, VA

  • Sandra Budhu March 3, 2014, 11:43 am

    Please add my name to this class action lawsuit. I own a 2006 ML350
    with only 41K miles when I encountered this problem.

  • A.Jeffries March 4, 2014, 5:40 pm

    Same issues as stated. Please provide complaint information for suit.

  • Cynthia Fisher March 6, 2014, 3:08 pm

    Same issue as stated. Please provide all and any information for suit. Thank you.

  • Lpre March 26, 2014, 10:47 am

    Same issue with my E350. Please email me on who to contact about the lawsuit.

  • to whom it may concern March 26, 2014, 3:11 pm

    Mercedes Benz class action law suit

    • Martin November 15, 2014, 9:28 pm

      I want to join the lawsuit

  • Felix A. Frye March 30, 2014, 7:47 pm

    2006 Same issue as stated. Spent more than $6000 on fixes. Please provide all and any information for suit. Thank you.

  • RTulio April 1, 2014, 7:47 am

    I have an R350 2006 with the same problem with a fault code of 1208 & 1210 that popped up 3 weeks ago. My mechanic informed me that these fault codes relate to a technical bulletin which involve the CAM sprocket and will have to open the engine up to replace. This is right after rebuilding the transmission and replacing the solenoids. I only have 97,000 miles on it.

    I consulted with my local dealer about a ticking and whining sound back in 2011 when the vehicle was under warrantee. This complaint along with my air suspension issue. At that time, they were unable to determine what was causing it on both. There were no fault codes at that time. Therefore, they cannot warrantee it.

    After the warrantee lapsed in July 2012, the air suspension finally was determined (which is another story). The ticking sound kept on all this time until the fault code showed up a few weeks ago.

    Can you tell me how I can throw my hat in this lawsuit?

  • MARLOW M. April 5, 2014, 1:45 pm

    please provide deatils 2006 slk 280 same camshaft defect issue


  • vanessa C April 6, 2014, 9:02 am

    I’m having the same problem on my 06 c230.please email me any info you may have on this lawsuit.

    • Martin November 15, 2014, 9:30 pm

      Let’s start a lawsuit.i also have a Mercedes Benz c230

  • vanessa C April 6, 2014, 9:27 am

    Does any know how to contact the lawyer that’s handling this lawsuit.

  • Marty April 7, 2014, 11:16 am

    How do I join the class action lawsuit for the slk350 balance gear claim. I have a 2006 slk350 with no issues yet but would like to be prepared.

  • Kenneth Yiu April 13, 2014, 2:03 pm

    Same issue with my 2007 c230 , please provide info for suit. Thank you

  • Robert Harris April 14, 2014, 11:52 pm

    My car is on mb shop now. 2006 C230 sport
    please email info to file in suit. Thanks

    • Martin November 4, 2014, 4:55 pm

      What end up happening to the 2006 mercedez Benz lawsuit because my car is one of them.please help

  • Claudette Thompson April 15, 2014, 10:39 pm

    I own a 2008 E350 that have these issues I’ve already spent 2,000 paying for repairs. This was never brought to my attention by the dealer, they just allowed me to believe this was normal up keep of the car.

  • george lamoreaux April 16, 2014, 8:18 am

    2006 e350 same issue… Please email me any info. Thank you

  • Emilio Basso April 16, 2014, 9:34 pm

    Same issue with my CLK 350.
    Please provide all and any information for lawsuit.

    • Stefon Alexander December 11, 2014, 11:37 pm

      Please provide me with information on this issue as well as my car (2006 clk350) has thrown this code.

  • Angela Wallace April 18, 2014, 8:41 pm

    Car Hacking E320, is there a class action lawsuit I can join?

  • Valerie Alaimo April 19, 2014, 7:27 am

    Please include my 2007 SLK 280. I paid to repair this problem last year. Dealer never mentioned that this was an ongoing known defect. Send form for adding me to suit.

  • JF April 23, 2014, 7:08 am

    Hi !

    Same Problem with my 2006 CLS 350 !
    It’s a shame !
    Best regards,


  • Christine Modeste Hines April 24, 2014, 9:57 am

    2007 C280 died on me this morning on my way to work (04/24/2014)
    car has been serviced for the past several months for engine light car started running bad. On 04/19/2014. Mechanic informed me to trade the car its a piece of crap. the balance shaft is bad and it would cost me $6000 to repair. Mercedes has been well aware of this problem but refuses to rectify it. placing all the cost on the consumer.

  • Onur k. April 29, 2014, 1:08 am

    Wohne in Deutschland kann ich da trotzdem der sammelklage beitreten. Hab nen mercedes clk 350 ca 165.000 km und das gleiche problem mit dem kettenrad ausgleichswelle. Mir wurden auf lohn und teile nur 50% kulanz gewährt und mein auto ist gerade in der mb werkstatt und wird repariert

  • George Sikich May 1, 2014, 4:26 pm

    2006 E350, check engine light will not reset, diagnostics affirm balance shaft. The thing sounds like an old diesel. $5200 for labor. How can I joint the suit?

  • Jeffrey Watson May 2, 2014, 8:04 pm

    I own a 2006 c 230 sport codes reading p00016 p00017 how do I get this take. Care of and send info on this class lawsuit ..thank you

  • Frank Scalise May 6, 2014, 1:44 pm

    Same issue with my ML350. Please send me any info if possible.

    • Martin November 4, 2014, 4:57 pm

      What end up happening to the 2006 mercedez Benz lawsuit because my car is one of them.please help

  • Donald Young May 8, 2014, 7:43 am

    I have the same problem with my 2006 ML 350! Why would anyone that produces this Mercedes vehicle sell it; knowing how long it has before it breaks down. I think that a car company should want it cars to last forever! Definetly should not hold the lifeline of a car before it sells! They should have to disclose all info. like this! Everyone that has a vehicle that was made from to soft of metal! It is definitly a manufactures defect! THERE SHOULD BE NO QUESTIONS ASKED!Mercedes you made it own it! It’s a problem that if not fixed can cause other parts to fail also! why should we have to waste time on a lawsuit! its known it’s a manufactures defect what is the hold up! this lawsuit started in 2010!!!!!!

  • Donald Young May 8, 2014, 7:49 am

    Let me know if any info that can help me get in this lawsuit!

    Donald Young

  • jean trost May 8, 2014, 4:18 pm

    2006 C 230 sport…check engine light was on…mechanics found “nothing wrong” Now, it has stalled on me TWICE while driving just today and it scared the crap out of me. I don’t have the money to fix it , and the car is still not paid for….How do I enter this class action lawsuit?

  • Robert Foley May 12, 2014, 1:48 pm

    Same issue with my 06 E350. Please forward any info.

  • John Mavretic May 12, 2014, 4:25 pm

    My 2009 CLK 350 has a ticking sound too,but it is not always there. MB could not/did not fix it.
    Also, I have an issue with the rear head rest popping up randomly. Took it back 2 times (before the warranty ran out) and two times this year already. My car has only 31000 miles. I wonder about Mercedes quality!
    Should I get rid of it?
    Please send me any info you can. I am pissed.

  • sharon bland May 16, 2014, 7:07 am

    I have these problems with my R-350 Need the info to join this class action.
    Thanks in advance

  • V. Henderson May 17, 2014, 1:23 pm

    At the shop right now with the same issue. I have been complaining about this issue and took my car to someone else who alerted me to the “real problem”

  • Christy May 19, 2014, 9:24 am

    I have the same problem & concerns with my 2006 E350 – please forward any information.

  • Krystal Juneau May 22, 2014, 6:23 pm

    Same issue with my R350. What do I need to do?

  • TIM MINTON May 28, 2014, 10:02 am

    i have a 2007 r350 with codes p0016 and p0017. please send me more info. thank you

  • Susan June 1, 2014, 12:27 pm

    My 2007 mercedes C class has just been diagnosed with a faulty balanced shaft sprocket with fault codes 1200 and 1208 on June 1, 2014 after completing Service “A” and asking the service writer to please identify my Engine warning light. I was told it would cost upwards of $8000 to repair & I have a printed estimate for 7,006.99 from Mercedes Benz of Pembroke Pines, Florida. I took the vehicle home and then researched this issue and found the class action lawsuit – called the dealership back and was told by the service writer that he did not know anything about the lawsuit of which I would like to be a part of. his argument is the car has 68000 miles on it (and is in excellent condition) – I countered with the fact that Mercedes sent an internal memo out on this – I purchased it new from same dealership in 2007. As a customer where was my notification if this issue? This is a big safety issue and now i will not drive it. Would like to know haow to join this suit – my engine is a M272.

  • Betty R June 2, 2014, 12:22 pm

    I’m having the same issues, my check engine light came on a few weeks after I took my 2006 Mercedes C230 to the dealership for repairs and maintenance. Now my RPM’s go up and down on their own when my car is on and when accelerating the RPM’s go up higher than normal. The car has become harder to stop and when in park for a the RPM’s go up. When my light first came on a few weeks ago my car was shaking non stop and was acting like it was going to turn off, now it’s not shifting right and it still shakes once in a while, the check engine light is still on. My extended warranty just ran out in April when I took my car in for service!

  • Rob June 3, 2014, 9:03 pm

    Have same problem with my 2006 E350 I brought brand new. Please provide any info.

  • Carole June 4, 2014, 8:15 pm

    Just purchased a 2006 MB E350 used 30,000 Miles. Thought I was getting a great car with low mileage until I was driving and the car would either stick in a low gear and not shift or would “clunk” down into a lower gear while driving….very dangerous!! The only way it could be corrected was to pull over, cut auto off and then restart. I understand repairs are very expensive ranging from $3000 to $6000. Please email me with any details on the class action suit and how can I become a party to it.

  • Tim B June 8, 2014, 2:54 pm

    Have the same issue. 1220 & 1208 fault codes. Balance shaft issues with my 2006 ML350. CEL on, and can’t pass DEQ. Please email any updates on lawsuit that moved to northern California.

  • Cheong W Loong June 9, 2014, 9:15 pm

    Hi. I own a 2007 CLS 350. Had been experiencing the problems stated as well as a fluctuating/idling engine when travelling at 110km/h and above. Misfiring happens always and can’t seem to get rid of the illuminated Check Engine light. I am from Malaysia however and am unsure what I course of action can be.

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  • Stephen lee June 19, 2014, 11:44 pm

    I have a 2006 clk350. The check engine light has been on. The car has only 23000 miles on it. I brought to a mechanic shop and ran a diagnostics test. Camshaft affirms the cause. I would like to join the class action. Please email me the update lawsuit. Thx!

  • sarah marshall June 20, 2014, 2:04 am

    I have a 02 c230 with the same issue please send me the lawsuit info.

  • Blaine June 20, 2014, 10:35 am

    Can u email me the contact number! Having the same problem e350 2006

  • Bernard Buckle Dekayie June 23, 2014, 6:39 am

    I have 2007 R30 with 81000miles having the same issue with the computer throwing any code every week my car goes into limpo mode the most annoying part is when i am in traffic or a stop sign have to restart the car before it will come of that mode is very frustrating how can i join this suit

  • George June 23, 2014, 7:11 am

    please send me info to sign up for the lawsuit. I’m in Canada.
    US car.

  • Fred Grant June 23, 2014, 4:07 pm

    We own a 2007 S550 …same problem. $5625.00 to fix.

    Crazy part is only $1500 in parts !! The rest is labor.

    How can I get included in this class action suit? Please email me info: fred@peatlanta.com

  • Ytallo Cruz June 23, 2014, 8:47 pm

    Same issue as stated. Please provide all and any information for suit through email.
    Thank you.

  • Carl Johnson June 26, 2014, 9:07 am

    I’m having the same issue with my E350 and would like info on how to join the class action lawsuit. Thank

  • eldar June 26, 2014, 9:28 pm

    same issue with clk550 how to join and where please… thank you

  • Sophia June 28, 2014, 5:59 pm

    I’m having the same issue on my 2007 clk350. The car will not go pass 25 mph, very loud noise from the engine, you can feel the transmission pulling, and a burnt plastic smell. When it first happened , I pulled over on the side of the road, turned the car off and turned it back on and it solved the problem. Took it to the dealer and a private shop and they found nothing wrong. The same issue continued off and on for about 2 months, now it’s gotten even worse! The “check engine” light has come on, when I switch to drive or reverse there’s a loud clunk nose and the car jerks.

  • Benefit ENterprises June 28, 2014, 7:18 pm

    Please add 2007 S550 to code 1200 and 1208, cam shaft gear premature wear at a cost of $4k minimum. Anyone has infor on the attorney for class action please share

  • Benefit ENterprises June 28, 2014, 7:19 pm

    Add 2007 S550, please share attorney name to contact for CA suite. Thanks.

  • Angela McCrary June 29, 2014, 10:03 am

    Same issue with my 2006 c230. My car is currently in the shop. Will cost around $5,300 to repair. Please provide info for suit. Thank you

  • Louie June 30, 2014, 6:07 pm

    P2006 Code on MB C230 2006 – 5000 USD to get it fix

  • Donald July 1, 2014, 4:15 pm

    2007 SL550…same issue..quoted $5236 only 73,000 miles.

  • Jose O July 5, 2014, 1:15 pm

    I have the same problem with my 2006 Mercedes R350, cylinders 4 and 6 are running at 80-84psi on compresson while the remaining cylinders are at 145psi. We are faced with the repairs but its not worth making them since they will cost more than the cars current valuve

  • jackie MCGEE July 9, 2014, 10:41 pm

    I have the same issue, 2006 E350 with 68,000 miles. Engine light came on and engine started stalling in the middle of the highway, it was really scary especially since I had my 7 month old baby in the car with me. I need to join this class action. Please contact me with the details.

  • Tina July 11, 2014, 7:43 pm

    I am having the same issue with my 2006 CLS500. I can be riding and it will go in low gear and the only way to get it back right is to pull over and restart the car. Please give me info on this civil action suite. Thanks.

  • Kacey Klein July 12, 2014, 9:27 pm

    My 2006 slk 280 has engine light come on and a mis fired on me in the past and stalled… Use to have no issues at all!!!!

  • Grant July 21, 2014, 8:01 pm

    I am having the same problem with my ML350 in South Africa

  • Jose August 6, 2014, 12:47 pm

    My E350 got P0016 and P0017 they ask for 5000.00 to fix the problem; I think my car is a lemon

  • Lubomir Herich August 8, 2014, 10:26 am

    I have a E-350 and have the same problem with the Balance shaft issues.
    my engine light came on I took the car to the dealer and he said it would cost 5,000 to repair. I want to join this class action law suit. Please contact me with information. Thank you.

  • david August 11, 2014, 11:58 am

    Hello i have a 2006 c230 having same problems. Code p0017 and p0016 please email any info regarding case

    • Martin November 4, 2014, 5:01 pm

      Can you plz help me I also have those two codes on my mercedez Benz c230 I want to join the lawsuit

  • Sotir August 12, 2014, 5:27 pm

    2006 c280 4matic 80.000 miles
    Just came back from dealer. Asked. $8.500
    After arguing with him offered to do the work for $4.200 still not convinced
    Something fishy here

  • Merrill Scott August 20, 2014, 1:27 pm

    Same issue with my 2007 c230 Sport. Will cost around $5,500 to repair. Please provide info for suit. Thank you.

  • Jerry Koval August 20, 2014, 2:15 pm

    Having problem with 06 r350 engine light on
    Problems with drive shaft
    Out of warranty was certified ran ou of time 72k miles
    How do I sign into the lawsuit
    Any help please

  • Rowland E. Starr August 21, 2014, 5:23 pm

    On August 14, 2014, our C230 Mercedes
    2007 model was taken to Crown Motor
    Company with a “Check Engine Light”
    on. The service department said the
    balance shaft gear was worn and the
    mileage was 90,000. Repair estimate
    was $7800.00. A local Mercedes specialist
    in Birmingham,AL said Mercedes previously
    charged $4500.00 to do this job. He also
    that the Mercedes vendor of these gears
    used metal too soft for O.E. specifications.

  • rizwan ahmad August 26, 2014, 4:55 pm

    Took my 2007 GL 450 for engine check light on August 14. was told needed balanced gear replaced and would cost 6,500.00, has only 59000 miles on it. really loved the car but am very disappointed. don’t know if i will buy anothet mercedes againg. too expensive to repair especially for manufecturer faults. this is not the normal wear and tear. did not know about this lawsuit until today. pl. send me the info on how to become part of it.

    • Susan Mackey October 29, 2014, 4:19 pm

      The class action lawsuit was dismissed. I am not understanding how if MB used a metal too soft for O.E. specs they are not resp0nsible.

  • rizwan ahmad August 26, 2014, 5:06 pm

    Took my 2007 GL 450 for engine check light on August 14. was told needed balanced gear replaced and would cost 6,500.00, has only 59000 miles on it. really loved the car but am very disappointed. don’t know if i will buy another mercedes again. too expensive to repair especially for manufacturer faults. this is not the normal wear and tear. did not know about this lawsuit until today. pl. send me the info on how to become part of it.

  • RAUL ARIAS August 27, 2014, 8:18 am

    2007 R350 4matic, same issue, please provide link to join law suite.
    thanks in advance!!!

  • Daren Whitman August 27, 2014, 3:52 pm

    I have the same issue on my 06 R350. Please email info on suite

  • glo mero September 1, 2014, 9:36 pm

    E 320 check engine light on / knocking and msfiring signs but i dont believe its the spark plugs since only have less than 50k miles, i fixed it with Sea Foam in oil and gas but eventually light is showing other issue. mabe this same problem others have. another atty or judge should take all our complaints and make additional class action due to multiple cars having same issue. I am waiting to fix this to hear about htis possible case…let me know asasp i want to use the car!!! ROCK center refuse to fix anything I am not convinced that its the spark plugs/ maybe wires but after reading all this it maybe same.

  • glo mero September 1, 2014, 9:43 pm

    Mercedes wants me to change the engine!! Neglect of diagnosis of my car, we have rapport with the companies who service our cars and trust they are letting us know to fix something while giving inspections etc…. they didnnt tell me anything except maybe the gas cap was off!!!!

    Its important for another atty or law expert to file another law suit since too many people have this engine problem. If its “fly by” smoke or fuel injection pre ignite its very costly and not our doing. My car has 49K miles is 2005 e 320

  • Alex Sanchez September 7, 2014, 3:41 pm

    I drive a 2006 E Class with the 272 engine and I too have noticed a very loud noise in front of the engine, I was told by a MB authorized repair shop that I needed trimming chain redone but through the great vine I also heard of this problem and Mercedes Benz has not send me a recall for the problem. What can do to have my car repaired the mechanic is asking 6K dollars to have this work done and I can’t afford this cost. Can some one help here. I am not looking for money in the pocket just my car repaired. I have paid for this car as a very well made vehicle only to find out they are having major problems and MB has not wanted to tell the owners of these car of such. Someone told me they went to have their car fixed with this problem at the dealer and paid 7K dollars for the repair. This is not right!

  • Donna Puryear September 13, 2014, 1:31 pm

    Please forward me the information about the class action lawsuit. I have a C350 with the same problem

  • Donna Puryear September 13, 2014, 1:32 pm

    I have the same problem. Please tell me how to join the class action suit.

  • Sean Quarter September 24, 2014, 9:03 am

    I am being quoted $4000 for repairs, which the mechanic not knowing why the gear is chewed up. Then I look online at all of the people with the same problem and that there is a class-action lawsuit. How do we get the information on this? And what should be done, next? pay the $4,000? Buy a new car?

  • den.l September 29, 2014, 6:26 pm

    Same problem with my 2006 clk 350, it event from intake problems , got it repaired check engine light still on now cam shaft sensor. Please email me info. On this class action lawsuit against Mercedes Corp. And why is the cars still being sold and the dealers is not informing the buyers of these problems. Send info on how I can be included in this class action law suit.

  • Tony Nguyen October 7, 2014, 7:09 am

    I have the same problem with my 2006 C280 code P0016 and P0017 camshaft sensor pick up out of range signal due to bad camshaft design trigger trouble code 16 & 17, estimate cost around $5000 for the repair.
    Please tell me how to join the class action suit.

  • H Alvarez October 8, 2014, 11:13 pm

    I just paid $4,400 to MB to get the shaft gear repaired after the ‘check engine’ light came on. Please tell me how to join this lawsuit.

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