Monday, 06 December 2021 22:06

Mercedes Red Paint Settlement Final

Written by David A. Wood, CarComplaints.com


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A Mercedes red paint settlement has been granted final approval by a federal judge after car owners alleged their 590 Mars Red paint blistered, peeled and bubbled.

The red paint lawsuit settlement was reached after the automaker said it would be cheaper to settle the class action than continue to fight a prolonged court battle.


However, Mercedes-Benz denies all allegations of liability and wrongdoing.


Included in the red paint settlement are current and former lessees and owners of these Mercedes-Benz vehicles that were painted with Mars Red 590 paint:


  • 2004-2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • 2010-2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-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
  • 2005-2006, 2013-2014 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
  • 2014-2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class
  • 2005-2006, 2010-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • 2005, 2011-2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
  • 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz GT-Class
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class
  • 2005-2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz Maybach 57


According to the class action lawsuit, paint that peels and flakes will cause rust and corrosion to the vehicle body which forces customers to spend thousands of dollars for paint jobs. But Mercedes allegedly concealed defects in the paint which caused the paint to bubble within years.


The owners also claim their vehicles have lost their values because of how ugly the vehicles appear with peeling red paint.


The Mars Red paint settlement provides for two types of possible benefits, which include...

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