Welcome to the Seifi, et al. v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC website.
RECENT UPDATE: The Court granted the Motion for Final Approval, approved the Settlement and certified a Settlement class on August 17, 2015. The Settlement Effective Date is October 20, 2015. If you submitted a timely claim, the deadline for a determination of its validity to be issued is January 18, 2016. The deadline for issuing checks for valid claims is February 17, 2016.
Your rights may be affected by litigation in the federal District Court for the Northern District of California entitled Seifi, et al. v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Case No. 12-CV-5493-TEH, and the settlement discussed in this website. The purpose of this website is to inform you of the certification of a settlement class, the nature of the claims at issue, rights to participate in the class settlement, and to apprise you of deadlines and dates.
Your legal rights and options --- and the deadlines to exercise them --- are explained in the Class Notice. Your legal rights may be affected whether you act or do not act. Please review the contents of the Notice carefully.
The settlement will pay a portion of claims for reimbursement for qualifying past replacements of balance shaft sprockets and idle gears in certain—but not all—2005-2007 model year vehicles with M272 & M273 engines. It will also cover a portion of qualifying future replacements performed at Authorized Mercedes-Benz Dealerships. Please review the contents of the Notice to determine whether you may qualify.
To determine if your vehicle potentially qualifies, you may enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the Claim Form Generation page.
Please note that capitalized terms in this website have the same meaning as provided in the "Definitions" section of the Class Action Settlement Agreement and Release.