Between February and June, Pinon says the paint continued to peel and got worse. A Mercedes representative who spoke with the plaintiff encouraged her to visit another dealership to get help.
According to the Mercedes peeling paint class action lawsuit, Pinon was told that the car had to be completely sanded down to receive a repaint job, which would diminish the vehicle’s value by at least $2,000. The Mercedes red paint class action lawsuit states that such a process would take up to six weeks and cost $7,000.
From that point forward, according to the Mercedes Mars Red paint class action lawsuit, the consumer was unable to get a straight answer from Mercedes.
The Mercedes class action lawsuit says that the car maker provided different information including a promise to fix the issues or trying to sell the consumer a new Mercedes at a discount.
Currently, Mercedes no longer offers Mars Red as a paint choice, a fact that the plaintiff claims is proof that it’s defective. However, despite these allegations and the ongoing issues, the Mercedes paint class action lawsuit says that the car company has not done anything sufficient to address the issue.
Pinon’s class action lawsuit makes similar claims to another Mercedes defective paint class action lawsuit filed earlier this month in New Jersey.
The Mercedes peeling paint class action lawsuit argues that the company knowingly made and promoted these vehicles with defective paint and failed to notify consumers about these issues.
The Mercedes class action lawsuit says that Mercedes should have been aware of the consistent problems due to complaints lodged online and with the NHTSA.
Pinon seeks to represent a nationwide Class of consumers who leased, lease, own, or owned a Class vehicle painted in Mars Red, as well as a subclass of Alabama residents.
Class vehicles include the 2009-2015 Mercedes C-Class, 2013-2015 Mercedes CLA-Class, 2003-2009, 2011-2015 Mercedes CLS-Class, 2012-2016 Mercedes E-Class, 2011-2015 Mercedes GLK-Class, 2014-2015 Mercedes G-Class, 2014-2016 Mercedes SL-Class, and 2012-2016 Mercedes SLK-Class.
The Mercedes class action lawsuit alleges breach of implied and express warranty as well as violations of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
Pinon is represented by James McDonough III, Taylor Bartlett and W. Lewis Garrison Jr. of Henniger Garrison Davis LLC and Steve Jackson of Jackson & Tucker PC.
The Mercedes Mars Red Paint Class Action Lawsuit is Emily Pinon v. Daimler AG, et al., Case No. 1:18-cv-03984, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.