Recognized around the globe for its excellence, Mercedes-Benz offers customers a luxurious driving experience. But like all auto manufacturers, Mercedes produces a number of defective vehicles every year. And the contrast between expected luxury and experienced defects can be infuriating for those who purchase or lease such Lemons.
But, thanks to Lemon Laws, Mercedes owners and leasees can seek compensation for their defective vehicles. If your vehicle qualifies as a Lemon, the manufacturer will be required to accept its return. This process is known as a Mercedes Lemon Law buyback. And in exchange for the Lemon, you’ll receive your choice of a refund or a replacement vehicle.
Mercedes Benz Lemon Law Information
Each state has its own Lemon Law, as does the federal government. So, before you consider pursuing a Lemon Law claim for your Mercedes, you’ll need to make sure the vehicle qualifies. To do so, you can read about the various requirements of Lemon Laws by state here on our site. Or you can reach out to us for a FREE consultation from an experienced Lemon lawyer.
But while you’re here, let’s discuss the basics that all Lemon Laws have in common. Lemon Laws were designed to hold manufacturers accountable for the defective products they sell. They enable consumers to file claims when manufacturers fail to repair defects that are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
So, before you can file a Lemon Law claim for your Mercedes, you’ll need to provide the manufacturer with a “reasonable number of repair attempts.” However, each State’s Lemon Law defines that “reasonable number” in a different way.
In virtually every case, four failed repair attempts will suffice as a “reasonable number of repair attempts.” But, if the defect in your Mercedes-Benz poses a serious safety issue, you may be able to file a claim after a single failed repair attempt.
Similarly, vehicles that have been out of service for repairs for 30 days or more will satisfy the requirement for repair attempts in most cases. In most states, this holds true regardless of the number of repair attempts or defects.
So, if you’ve brought your Mercedes in for service multiple times for the same warrantied issue, there’s a strong chance that it’s a Lemon.
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To be eligible for compensation under any Lemon Law, your Mercedes-Benz must have a defect that substantially impairs its use, value, or safety. The defect must also be covered under the manufacturer’s warranty. Thus, any issues that arise from accidents or unauthorized modifications will not be covered.
Defects must also persist after you provide the manufacturer with opportunities to repair them. As a result, Lemon Law cases often focus on intermittent issues, such as
- Leaking fluids
- Transmission failures
- Electrical issues
- Inaccurate warning lights
- Brake failure
- Power Loss
- Excess vibrations
- Self-activating power features (doors, alarms, climate controls, etc.)
- Engine stalling or failing to start
Although this list is far from exhaustive, it serves as an example of the kinds of problems that Lemon Laws can help with. Defects can be as simple as check engine lights that illuminate without cause or as dangerous as failing breaks. So, don’t forfeit your rights just because the defect on your vehicle seems like a minor issue.
Like most legal matters, the sooner you take action, the greater your chances of success will be. Each State’s Lemon Law provides consumers with a limited window of time to seek repairs and file claims.
A seasoned Lemon Law attorney, like those here at Krohn & Moss, Ltd., can help you understand the deadlines in your state. However, it’s important to note that the Federal Lemon Law holds manufacturers accountable for their defective products for the duration of their warranty.
Thus, even if you’ve missed your chance to pursue compensation under your State’s Lemon Law, you may still have options. In fact, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (the Federal Lemon Law) allows consumers to file claims for up to four years after the first failed repair attempt.
So, don’t let filing deadlines discourage you. If you think you have a Lemon, touch base with us to review your case. We’ve helped countless consumers collect the compensation they deserved and look forward to helping you, too.
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How Much Do Mercedes Lemon Law Lawyers Cost?
Although Mercedes vehicle owners can probably afford to pay for a Lemon Law lawyer, they shouldn’t need to. The Federal Lemon Law and most State Lemon Laws force the car company to pay your attorneys’ fees when you win. And at Krohn & Moss, Ltd., we don’t get paid unless you do. Thus, consumers pay nothing out-of-pocket for Mercedes Lemon Law attorneys in most cases.
Trust Krohn & Moss, Ltd. to Secure Compensation for Your Lemon
Since 1995, the attorneys at Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® have dedicated our careers to helping consumers like you. We know how intimidating it can be to take on a car company by yourself. Thankfully, you don’t need to do so alone.
If you think your Mercedes might be a Lemon, reach out to us to review your case free of charge. And if you have a legitimate claim, we’ll gladly take your case to help you hold Mercedes accountable for your Lemon.
More than 99% of our cases settle before going to trial. So, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better firm to handle your Lemon of a Mercedes. But our success rate is just one of the many details that sets Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® apart from other Lemon Law firms. Other distinctions include
- 25+ Years of Experience Turning “Lemons” into “Lemon-Aid”
- Over 50,000 Success Stories Nationwide
- Accomplished, Trustworthy Attorneys
- We Respond to All Inquiries within 24 Hours
- No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
- We Always Seek Maximum Compensation for Clients
If you’re driving a defective Mercedes, our Lemon Law lawyers can help. Touch base with us today to get started on your claim. Spending a few moments to tell us about your Benz could be the first step toward a new car. Thus, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. So, touch base with us today!
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