Welcome to the Information Website for the Callen v. Mercedes-Benz Settlement.

If you have purchased or leased in the United States a Model Year 2010 to 2016 212 E-Class Mercedes-Benz vehicle originally equipped with Burl Walnut interior trim, you could get benefits from a class action settlement.

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit alleging that the “Burl Walnut Trim” available as an original, interior trim option for model year 2010 to 2016 212 E-Class Mercedes-Benz vehicles is defective in that it substantially fades, grows discolored, and becomes cloudy over time. Defendants Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC deny the allegations in the lawsuit and deny they acted improperly or did anything wrong.

The Settlement Class includes all current owners, former owners, current lessees, and former lessees of model year 2010 to 2016 212 E-Class Mercedes-Benz vehicles purchased or leased in the United States and originally equipped with Burl Walnut or Burred Walnut interior trim (collectively, “Burl Walnut Trim”) with reimbursement for Qualified Past Repairs and coverage for Qualified Future Repairs addressing fading, discoloration, or development of a cloudy appearance not caused by external influences such as chemical exposure or harsh or abrasive cleaners and not otherwise falling into an exclusion from coverage unrelated to ultraviolet radiation exposure set forth in the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

A Summary of Your Rights and Options in This Settlement
Submit a Claim for Reimbursement of Past Repairs Submitting a claim is the only way to get reimbursed for Qualified Past Repairs. For repairs that occurred before July 20, 2022, your claim must be submitted either by mail, or by completing electronic Claim Form online here such that is postmarked or submitted by September 19, 2022. For repairs that occur between July 20, 2022, and the Effective Date of this Settlement, your claim must be submitted by mail and postmarked or electronically within 60 days of the repair.
Obtain Coverage for Future Repairs

If your vehicle needs a Qualified Future Repair after the Effective Date of the Settlement and is fewer than 15 years from the original in-service date at the time such repair is needed, simply take your vehicle to an authorized dealer. If your vehicle qualifies for a repair, the amount of coverage will be based on its age at the time of the repair unless you submitted a claim form as described below. You do not need to do anything right now to ensure this coverage under the extended warranty.

If your vehicle has experienced unrepaired fading, discoloration, or cloudiness of the Burl Walnut Trim you should file a claim now if you wish to preserve the percentage of coverage applicable to a Qualified Future Repair. Your claim must be submitted by mail or electronically here by September 19, 2022.

Exclude Yourself (opt Out) Choosing this option is the only way to ever be a part of any other lawsuit against Defendants about the legal claims in this case. However, it means you will not receive any repair or payment as part of this Settlement. Requests for exclusion must be postmarked by September 19, 2022.
Object Write to the Court about why you do not support the Settlement. The deadline to file an objection is September 19, 2022.
Go to a Hearing Ask to speak in Court about why you do or do not support the proposed Settlement or any of its provisions. The Fairness Hearing will be held on November 7, 2022.
Do Nothing If you do nothing, you will not be entitled to receive a payment for reimbursement of Qualified Past Repairs, but you may still qualify for coverage of Qualified Future Repairs. You will give up rights to sue Defendants about the legal claims in this case

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained on this website. Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Read the Frequently Asked Questions carefully.