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We are currently investigating a claim on behalf of Mercedes owners in relation to alleged “defeat devices” used by the manufacturer in the engines of the vehicles.  The German Regulator (the KBA) has found that Mercedes have used such defeat devices.  If an appeal by Mercedes against such a finding is unsuccessful, it is likely that a claim against Mercedes will follow, similar to that which is already being pursued by us against Volkswagen in this jurisdiction, and by many others worldwide.

We are currently taking details from those interested in joining the claim against Mercedes and we set out below a Mercedes-Benz admissions scandal FAQ.

Is my Mercedes vehicle eligible for the claim?

The following Mercedes-Benz’s models are affected:

·        A-class

·        Citan

·        CLS

·        C-class

·        E-class

·        G-class

·        M-class

·        S-class

·        V-class

·        GLC

·        GLE

·        GLE 166 series

·        GLK

·        GLS

·        SLK

·        Sprinter

·        Vito

·        V-class


More vehicles may yet become eligible for the claim and if you believe your Mercedes vehicle has been affected, please contact us in any case.  In particular, if you have heard from Mercedes in relation to a recall or if you hear from Mercedes in relation to a recall in the future, you should consider contacting us.


What if I have sold my Mercedes vehicle?

You can still bring a claim even if you have sold or disposed of the vehicle.  You will need the details of the vehicle, including the vehicle identification number. 

Can I bring a claim if my Mercedes vehicle is leased?

Yes, you can be part of a potential claim against Mercedes if the vehicle was leased, as long as you are the registered keeper of the vehicle and the vehicle is in your name.

Can I bring a claim for more than one Mercedes vehicle?

Yes, you can bring a claim for each Mercedes vehicle that you own or have owned.

How much is the claim likely to be worth?

We are not able, at this stage, to estimate the likely compensation but compensation for each vehicle could be several thousand pounds.

Is the claim “no win, no fee”?

We are not able to act on a no win, no fee basis in this jurisdiction.  However, we would anticipate seeking only a limited payment on account from each client at the outset of the case, as we have done in the Volkswagen admissions case.  More detail will be provided as and when we are ready to start proceedings.  There is no cost for expressing interest at this stage, nor are you committed to being part of the proceedings as and when they are issued.

How do I register my interest?

If you think you have been affected and are interested in being part of a claim, please email rachel.powderly@edwardsandcompany.co.uk with your name and address, the details of when and where you bought your vehicle, the type of vehicle, and the registration and VIN of the vehicle.  We will then be in touch as and when we are ready to bring a claim.  By providing your details at this stage you are not obliged to be part of any claim and we will contact you when we are ready to bring a claim to see if you want to be involved.

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