– A Mercedes-Benz Partial Zero Emission Vehicle Warranty (PZEV) lawsuit alleges that California customers are stuck paying for warranty repairs that Mercedes should cover.
The Mercedes PZEV warranty class action lawsuit includes:
“All persons in California who, in the last four years, have owned or leased class vehicles [2009-2017 Mercedes PZEVs] and have paid for diagnostics, labor, and related parts for repairs that should have been covered by the California Emissions Warranty for 15 years or 150,000 miles (the “Class”). “
According to the lawsuit, in 2009 Mercedes-Benz began selling PZEVs in California, which are supposed to have emissions warranties extended to 15 years or 150,000 miles.
But the plaintiff claims that Mercedes does not properly identify and pay for all parts and labor that should be covered for 15 years or 150,000 miles. This requires Mercedes owners to pay out of pocket for repairs that the automaker must pay for.
Mercedes allegedly violates California law by limiting the parts that must be listed as emission parts to be covered by an extended warranty.
The list of covered emissions components is allegedly “woefully inadequate and incomplete and does not identify or provide extended warranty coverage for all emissions-related parts that, in fact, qualify for an extended 15-year / 150,000-mile coverage.”
The Mercedes-Benz PZEV warranty claim was filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California: Joey Schimmel, v. Mercedes-Benz USA, et al.
The plaintiff is represented by The Law Office of Robert Starr.