Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC “Clean Diesel” Investigation

Goldenberg Schneider is currently investigating certain Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with BlueTEC “Clean Diesel” engines.  The BlueTEC name is a trade name used to describe a number of in-cylinder and after-treatment technologies used to reduce emissions.  Mercedes promotes its BlueTEC vehicles as “the world’s cleanest and most advanced diesel,” featuring “up to 30% lower greenhouse-gas emissions than gasoline.” 

However, Mercedes recently admitted that its BlueTEC vehicles are programmed to turn off certain emission reduction systems whenever ambient temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.  Moreover, real world testing has confirmed that Mercedes’ so-called “Clean Diesel” cars produce harmful emissions at levels up to 65 times the U.S. standard. 

Affected models include the following diesel-powered models:  ML 320, ML 350, GL 320, E320, S350, R320, E Class, GL Class, ML Class, R Class, S Class, GLK Class, GLE Class, and Sprinter vans.

If you or anyone you know has purchased or leased an affected vehicle and would like additional information about your legal rights, we would be pleased to review the circumstances and discuss the matter with you.  You can contact the attorneys at Goldenberg Schneider, LPA using the Join An Investigation form at the right or by calling (513) 345-8291.

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