A Mercedes-Benz emissions lawsuit alleges that Mercedes uses a shut-off device in its BlueTec diesel vehicles that causes them to violate U.S. emissions laws. The allegations follow similar claims being made in a VM emissions class action. Consumers who purchased an affected Mercedes-Benz vehicle may be eligible for compensation with the help of product liability attorneys
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Lawsuit: Nitrogen Oxide Emissions 19 Times Above U.S. Standard
According to Bloomberg.com, the lawsuit, filed in February 2016, centers on Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles that use BlueTec technology. The plaintiff claims that Mercedes uses a shut-off device in its BlueTec diesel cars that causes the vehicles to violate U.S. emission standards when run at cooler temperatures. The lawsuit accused the automaker of knowingly programming its clean diesel vehicles to emit illegal high levels of nitrogen oxide that were 19 times above the U.S. standard. The device allegedly turns off pollution controls at temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10°C).
The plaintiff alleges that the following Mercedes-Benz models powered by BlueTec diesel fueled engines are affected by the unlawful, unfair, deceptive, and otherwise defective emission controls utilized by Mercedes-Benz:
- ML 320 and ML 350
- GL 320 and E320
- S350 and R320
- E Class and GL Class
- ML Class, R Class and S Class
- GLK Class, GLE Class, and Sprinter
The lawsuit comes five months after Volkswagen admitted it installed software in its diesel vehicles to cheat emissions testing, the website reported.
Affected Consumers May Be Entitled to Compensation
Automakers have a duty to manufacture and sell vehicles that are safe and meet applicable regulatory requirements. If they fail to do so, then consumers who have purchased those vehicles could be entitled to compensation for such things as the reduced value of their car and the costs of any repairs needed to satisfy regulatory requirements. Additionally, intentional actions on the part of an automaker could give rise to possible violations of state and federal deceptive trade practices acts.
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