We all admire Mercedes-Benz (Ok, most of us). It’s stunning, elegant, classy, and has become synonymous with quality.
When I was planning to buy a new car, my friend kept saying, “If you purchase a Mercedes, you’ll own it for the rest of your life”. Well, I bought my Mercedes-Benz almost exactly five years ago and I’m still happy about my purchase. Unfortunately, millions of buyers don’t think the way I do. They were sold cars with rims that were prone to bend, warp and crack.
Here’s all you need to know about Mercedes-Benz S550 cracked wheels lawsuit.
Mercedes-Benz Cracked Wheels Lawsuit in a Nutshell
In 2015, the Mercedes-Benz S550 cracked rims lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey – Luppino et al. v. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC. The plaintiffs accused the car company of manufacturing and selling cars with defective rims that bent, warped and cracked in typical driving conditions.
The class-action lawsuit included nearly 1.6 million owners of Mercedes vehicles equipped with 17-inch, 18-inch or 19-inch AMG or non-AMG rims. The affected vehicles included any 2006-current models equipped with those rims.
The plaintiffs claimed the manufacturer of luxury cars began installing larger rims on its cars and the combination of the rims with low profile tires caused the rims to fail. Therefore, the rims weren’t capable of withstanding the shock and pressure of normal and off-road use.
The plaintiffs claimed the rims should have been covered under the warranty but Mercedes refused to cover their repair costs under the vehicles’ warranty.
In 2017, the Mercedes-Benz S550 cracked wheels lawsuit has been dismissed as the court ruled the Mercedes owners couldn’t prove the wheel rims were defective. This is why Mercedes-Benz doesn’t impress many buyers any longer.
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