Auto Defects

1998-01 Mercedes FSS Engine Damage

Attorney fees of $4.9 million OK'd

Shannon P. Duffy
The Legal Intelligencer
04-10-2003


A federal judge has approved a settlement worth more than $32 million in a class action products liability suit against Mercedes Benz brought by owners of cars manufactured from 1998 to 2001 who said they were never warned that use of non-synthetic motor oils would cause premature engine wear.

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Volswagen – All Models

February 2001

Dear Volkswagen Owner:

Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about your VW. CAS has received numerous complaints from consumers on stalling, premature brake wear, engine and transmission failures, defective heater cores, and unintended acceleration.

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