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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Daimler For Mercedes Engine

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A putative class action lawsuit has been filed by Cedric Chan in New Jersey federal court against Daimler AG, alleging the high-performance M156 engines in the 2007 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG are defective, prone to premature wear and failure, and should have been recalled. The vehicles sell from $60,000 to $200,000.

The lawsuit comes after Chan, a resident of California, spent about $4,600 to repair engine parts on the left side of his E63. He then began to experience problems on the right side of the engine block, including premature wear of the camshafts and lifters. Chan eventually traded the car in at a $25,000 loss. According to the lawsuit, Daimler has known about the defects of the engine since introducing it in 2007, and has mechanics service bulletins covering replacing of engine parts. “The premature wear can cause eventual catastrophic engine failure, resulting in a necessary replacement of the entire engine block, costing tens of thousands of dollars,” the lawsuit said.

“As an owner or lessee of numerous Mercedes vehicles in the past, plaintiff expected to receive a product that conformed to the quality that Mercedes advertises for its AMG products,” the lawsuit contended. “Alas, plaintiff did not even receive a vehicle that conformed to the lesser (but, still high) quality of Mercedes non-AMG vehicle line,” Law360 reported. disclaimer: This article: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Daimler For Mercedes Engine was posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at 7:07 pm at and is filed under Product Liability Lawsuits.

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