Mercedes Benz Engine Defect Class Action Settlement

Class Eligibility

You are a member of this class action if you purchased or leased Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the United States that are Model Years 2005-2007 equipped with M272 (V6) or M273 (V8) engines bearing serial numbers up to 2729..30 468993 or 2739 ..30 088611, respectively.

You can verify your serial number by checking your past repair orders. Class Members may also enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the settlement website to see if their vehicle qualifies for benefits from this Mercedes class action settlement.

Estimated Amount

Up to $4,000

Proof of Purchase


The claimant must Provide VIN # as well as documentation for repairs

Case Name

Majeed Seifi, et al. v. Mercedes Benz USA LLC
Case No. 3:12-cv-05493
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Case Summary

In this settlement the plaintiffs allege that Mercedes produced certain vehicles equipped with defective gears in their balance shafts (in the event of the M272 engines) or with defective idle gears (in the case of the M273 engines). These defective gears wear out prematurely, excessively, and without warning, causing the vehicle to malfunction, the ‘check engine light’ to remain illuminated, and the vehicle to have symptoms such as misfiring or catastrophic stops.

Settlement Pool





Mercedes Engine Defect Settlement Administrator

P.O. Box 43351

Providence, RI 02940-3351