A significant number of Mercedes models are involved in a class action lawsuit for damage to aluminum radiators. All these models will be launched in 2016. Until this year, this Mercedes acted as a debt collector for unprotected radiators. After that year, the guard was eliminated by Mercedes. That is, when stones or other objects must be thrown into previously protected openings.
Metal shields or ABS plastic shields protected the previous radiators. Radiator damage and/or coolant leaks were not a problem with the safety features installed. The lawsuit alleges that Mercedes knew the safety was necessary, which is why earlier models were equipped with it. If there are rocks in the radiators, coolant leaks out and coolant pressure drops. This leads to deformation of the head and ultimately catastrophic engine failure.
The models involved in the study are:
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AMG GT (model 2016), AMG C43 (model 2016), AMG C63 (model 2016), AMG CLS63 (model 2016), AMG E43 (model 2016), AMG E63 (model 2016), AMG S63 (model 2016), AMG S65 (model 2016), AMG SL63 (model 2016) AMG SLC43 (model 2016), AMG SLC63 (model 2016), AMG G63 (model 2016), AMG G65 (model 2016), AMG GLC43 (model 2016), AMG GLC63 (model 2016), AMG GLE43 (model 2016), AMG GLE63 (model 2016), AMG GLS63 (model 2016)
One of the plaintiffs purchased a new 2016 Mercedes AMG C63S from CarComplaints. Just before the end of the first year, the fluid started leaking and the low coolant warning light came on in the dash. He took the Mercedes to a Mercedes dealer to have it repaired. The mechanic performed a pressure test on the radiator and noted it down: The low circuit turbo intercooler has a small hole made of some kind of street material. Calculation provided. The customer refused to have it repaired and was warned that it could further damage the engine if not repaired.
Engine replacement can cost $80,000 due to overheating caused by coolant leaks, according to alawsuit.
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Keep in mind that replacing an engine due to overheating from a coolant leak can cost up to $80,000, depending on the lawsuit. Replacing radiators or other related parts can be expensive, even without replacing the motor.
The plaintiff alleged that the dealer refused to make the necessary repairs under warranty. Remember, the Mercedes was less than a year old and only had 9,000 miles on it. When Plaintiff took his car to another Mercedes dealer, the dealer agreed to pay the labor cost of replacing the low temperature turbocharger. However, he charged her $1,050 for the repairs. A cover has now been installed to protect the chiller, allowing the problem to recur, according to the lawsuit.
Mercedes has announced service action SC 2019040010 for radiator grilles on E-Class and GLC vehicles.
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Mercedes has announced a service promotion until May 2019. For E-Class and GLC-Class vehicles, SC 2019040010 has been issued to purchase grilles to protect the radiators. Daimler AG (DAG), the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, has determined that the stone impact protection installed on certain model year 2018-2019 (MY) E-Class and GLC-Class (213, 253 platforms) vehicles does not meet current production specifications. As a result, the stones may come into contact with the radiator.
The lawsuit alleges that Mercedes knew about the radiator problems, both from customer complaints and from the number and cost of engine and radiator replacements.