Mercedes Settles Class Action Over Seat Heater Defect

Leaving your car in the sun during the summer can make for a painfully hot seat. However, you wouldn’t expect your Mercedes to burn your rear in the wintertime! But it could happen if you have a seat heater in your 2000-2007 M class, R class or GL class Mercedes. The copper wires in these cars can fall, spark or catch fire.

The class action filed by Bill and Elizabeth Callaway settled for a value of about $54 million, in addition to warranty and reimbursement compensation.

Mercedes-Benz will offer affected owners free repairs on their seat heaters. Owners can also choose an extended warranty for their seat covers. Owners who have already paid for their own repairs related to the defect can be reimbursed up to $1,000.

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