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Old 09-22-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Class action suit against Daimler AG / Mercedes due to M156 V8 (63 AMG) engine defect

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A class action suit is being brought against Mercedes / Daimler AG due to alleged defects in the M156 V8 motor. The suit states that these defects are due to premature wear. The premature wear taking place as a result of the material used in the camshafts. The camshafts used are made of cast nodular iron. The valve lifters used however are made of 9310 grade steel. In the official complaint it is stated that the combination of these metals as designed is contributing to premature wear of the M156 motors. This can be due to improper heat treating of the metals or improper offset. The main sticking point is that Mercedes and AMG have known about this since 2007 when service bulletin S-B 05.20/20b was released. We will keep you updated on the details as this goes forward.




















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Old 09-22-2011, 04:51 PM   #2
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:56 PM   #3
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Dude really doesn't think he will win against a muliti-billon dollar company does he??
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:11 PM   #4
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Yep. That's a lawsuit.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:16 PM   #5
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Yep. That's a lawsuit.
I was going to say this exact thing.
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Old 09-22-2011, 05:35 PM   #6
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the old VW TDI engines had the same problem and they never paid up.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:48 PM   #7
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Dude really doesn't think he will win against a muliti-billon dollar company does he??
no, they will settle.
it'll be cheaper for MB to settle before trial than to go through the whole trial process and win their case.
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Old 09-22-2011, 06:56 PM   #8
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the old VW TDI engines had the same problem and they never paid up.
Dang cheap german's lol.. no offense to anyone.

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no, they will settle.
it'll be cheaper for MB to settle before trial than to go through the whole trial process and win their case.
Yea that's a great point which I didn't think about haha. Anyways and plus all the bad publicity isn't really that called for. I'd like to see how this turns out.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:48 PM   #9
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wait, so you can lease a mb vehicle, and experience engine failure during the warranty period, and be required to pay out of pocket for repairs? wtf kind of lease did he sign? my brother gets white glove pick-up and delivery service for simple oil changes on an infiniti
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:18 PM   #10
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wait, so you can lease a mb vehicle, and experience engine failure during the warranty period, and be required to pay out of pocket for repairs? wtf kind of lease did he sign? my brother gets white glove pick-up and delivery service for simple oil changes on an infiniti
maybe the owner activated and used the secret launch control mechanism thats not even documented in the users manual...
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:39 PM   #11
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wait, so you can lease a mb vehicle, and experience engine failure during the warranty period, and be required to pay out of pocket for repairs? wtf kind of lease did he sign? my brother gets white glove pick-up and delivery service for simple oil changes on an infiniti
You can lease used cars, you know.
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:18 PM   #12
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You can lease used cars, you know.
Yeah but if the engine is covered under the warranty, he shouldn't have had to pay. I think that's what he meant.
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Old 09-23-2011, 03:30 PM   #13
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Yeah but if the engine is covered under the warranty, he shouldn't have had to pay. I think that's what he meant.
Yeah well, apparently it was out of warranty.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:19 PM   #14
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Yeah well, apparently it was out of warranty.
apparently? what makes it apparent? other than your contrarian attitude?
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:17 PM   #15
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Dude really doesn't think he will win against a muliti-billon dollar company does he??
Ask Alex Serverinsky who sued Toyota for a patent infringement. Guess who won.
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Defective parts was probably made in China.
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