A Mercedes-Benz red paint lawsuit settlement has been reached between the automaker and customers who claim the paint and clearcoat peels, flakes, bubbles, fades and has poor adhesion.
The red paint class action lawsuit includes these vehicles painted with 590 Mars Red paint.
- 2004-2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
- 2006-2007, 2009, 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
- 2004-2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
- 2008, 2015, 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
- 2004-2009, 2011-2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
- 2010-2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
- 2005-2006, 2013-2014 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
- 2014-2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class
- 2005-2006, 2010-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
- 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz GT-Class
- 2005, 2011-2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
- 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class
- 2005-2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
- 2008 Mercedes-Benz Maybach 57
The proposed Red Paint settlement includes all current and former owners and lessees of the above vehicles purchased or leased in the U.S.
The red paint lawsuit alleges the plaintiff would have to pay about $7,000 to repaint her vehicle, a job that would include sanding the vehicle to the metal. This, according to the lawsuit, would depreciate the vehicle value by at least $2,000.
And the plaintiff says even if she did have the vehicle repainted, Mercedes doesn't offer...