Pinon et al. v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC et al.
Mercedes Mars Red Settlement
No. 18-CV-03984-MHC (N.D. Ga.)

Welcome to the Mercedes Mars Red Settlement Website

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT OR FORMER OWNER OR LESSEE OF A MERCEDES VEHICLE ORIGINALLY PAINTED WITH 590 MARS RED PAINT AND PURCHASED OR LEASED IN THE UNITED STATES, YOU MAY HAVE RIGHTS AND CHOICES IN A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT.

  • The Settlement will provide current owners, former owners, current lessees, and former lessees of Mercedes-Benz vehicles purchased or leased in the United States originally painted Mars Red or Fire Opal (collectively, “590 Mars Red”) with reimbursement for Qualified Past Repairs and coverage for Qualified Future Repairs addressing peeling, flaking, or bubbling of the vehicle’s paint or clearcoat not caused by external influences such as automobile accidents, scratches, or road debris.
  • Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Read this website's contents carefully.

 

Am I a Class Member?

You are a Class Member if you are a current or former owner or lessee of any of the following Mercedes-Benz vehicles originally painted with 590 Mars Red paint and purchased or leased in the United States.

  • C-Class (model years 2004-2015);
  • GLK-Class (model years 2010-2015);
  • CLS-Class (model years 2006-2007, 2009, 2014);
  • CLK-Class (model years 2004-2009);
  • S-Class (model years, 2008, 2015, 2017);
  • SL-Class (model years 2004-2009, 2011-2017);
  • CL-Class (model years 2005-2006, 2013-2014);
  • SLS-Class (model years 2014-2015);
  • E-Class (model years 2005-2006, 2010-2017);
  • G-Class (model years 2005, 2011-2017);
  • GT-Class (model years 2016-2018);
  • SLC-Class (model year 2017);
  • SLK-Class (model years 2005-2016); or
  • Maybach 57 (model year 2008).

 

Your Legal Rights and Options in the Settlement

 

The Key Dates page will be updated if there are any extensions to the below deadlines.

 

If you need a Qualified Future Repair after the Effective Date of the Settlement and your vehicle both is fewer than 15 years from the original in-service date and has fewer than 150,000 miles, simply take your vehicle to an authorized dealer. You do not need to do anything right now to ensure coverage under the extended warranty.

More information can be found in FAQ 8.

ACTION EXPLANATION
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
Deadline: July 27, 2021 (Postmarked)
Submitting a claim is the only way to get reimbursed for Qualified Past Repairs. For repairs that occurred before May 28, 2021 your claim must be submitted by mail and postmarked by July 27, 2021 or by submitting the completed electronic Reimbursement Claim Form through this website by July 27, 2021. For repairs that occur between May 28, 2021 and the Effective Date of this Settlement, your claim must be submitted by mail and postmarked or submitted electronically through this website within 60 days of the repair.

Submitting a claim is also the only way to receive a Qualified Future Repair if your vehicle has 150,000 miles or more or is 15 years or more from the original in-service date as of May 28, 2021, and you were previously denied warranty or goodwill coverage for a qualifying repair at a time the vehicle had both fewer than 15 years from the original in-service date and fewer than 150,000 miles. Your claim must be submitted postmarked by July 27, 2021.
OBTAIN COVERAGE FOR FUTURE REPAIRS If you need a Qualified Future Repair after the Effective Date of the Settlement and your vehicle both is fewer than 15 years from the original in-service date and has fewer than 150,000 miles, simply take your vehicle to an authorized dealer. You do not need to do anything right now to ensure coverage under the extended warranty.

More information can be found in FAQ 8.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF OR "OPT OUT"
Deadline: July 27, 2021 (Postmarked)
Choosing this option is the only way to ever be a part of any other lawsuit against Defendants about the legal claims in this case. However, it means you will not receive any repair or payment as part of this Settlement. Requests for exclusion must be postmarked by July 27, 2021.

More information can be found in FAQ 13.
OBJECT
Deadline: July 27, 2021 (Postmarked)
Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement. The deadline to file an objection is July 27, 2021.

More information can be found in FAQ 18.

GO TO THE HEARING
August 30, 2021 at 9:30 A.M.

Ask to speak in Court about why you do or do not support the proposed Settlement or any of its provisions. The Fairness Hearing will be held on August 30, 2021 at 9:30 A.M. (Eastern Time).

More information can be found in FAQ 20.
DO NOTHING If you do nothing, you will not be entitled to receive a payment for reimbursement of Qualified Past Repairs, but you may still qualify for coverage of Qualified Future Repairs. You will give up rights to sue Defendants about the legal claims in this case.

More information can be found in FAQ 22.

For More Information

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Mail
Mercedes Mars Red Settlement 
c/o JND Legal Administration 
PO BOX 91223 
Seattle, WA 98111