Welcome to the Informational Website for the Mercedes-Benz Seat Heater Settlement.

Update: The Order granting Preliminary Approval of the Mercedes-Benz Seat Heater Settlement was granted by the court on September 18, 2017

A class action, known as Callaway v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. No. 14-CV-02011 JVS, gained preliminary approval by the Court on September 18, 2017. Settlement Class Members may currently own or lease, or may have owned or leased, a 2000-2007 ML-Class, 2006-2007 R-Class, or 2007 GL- Class Mercedes-Benz vehicle equipped with seat heaters (the “Subject Vehicles”). Seat heaters in the Subject Vehicles may overheat, causing a hot spot to develop that can potentially spark, smoke or burn a hole through the seat cover. More information will be presented once it becomes available, please check this website periodically for updates.

Your Rights and Options in this Settlement
Do Nothing and Receive Partial Coverage for Future Repairs Have any necessary repairs to the seat heater and seat cover in your Subject Vehicle partially paid for by MBUSA in the event of a future seat heater malfunction. Release your right to sue MBUSA and others. See FAQ 8 for more information about whether your vehicle qualifies for coverage to future repairs and, if so, the terms under which future repairs will be covered.
Submit a Claim to Receive a Free Repair Procedure. Receive a free bypass wire repair procedure to address the possibility that a future seat heater malfunction in your Subject Vehicle might result in the type of incident at issue in this case. Forego the partial coverage for future repairs for your seat heater and seat cushion described above. Release your right to sue MBUSA and others. See FAQ 7 for more information about the repair procedure.

Submit the Claim by the deadline printed on your Notice and Claim Form.
Submit a Claim for Reimbursement of a Past Repair Receive reimbursement for qualifying past repairs to the seat heater in your Subject Vehicle. Release your right to sue MBUSA and others. See FAQ 9 for more information about how to submit a claim.

Submit the Claim by the deadline printed on your Notice and Claim Form.
Object to the Terms of the Settlement File an objection if you believe the Settlement is unfair or inadequate. See FAQ 12 for more information about how to file an Objection.

File the Objection by the deadline printed on your Notice.
Exclude Yourself from the Settlement Opt out of the Settlement. Receive no benefits from the Settlement but retain your right to sue MBUSA and others over the alleged defect. See FAQ 11 for more information about how to exclude yourself from the Settlement.

File the Exclusion Request by the deadline printed on your Notice.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS UNDER THE MERCEDES-BENZ SEAT HEATER SETTLEMENT ARE AFFECTED EVEN IF YOU DO NOTHING. PLEASE READ THE NOTICE AND THIS WEBSITE CAREFULLY.


Important Mercedes-Benz Seat Heater Settlement Dates
September 18,2017 Preliminary Approval Hearing
January 12, 2018 Settlement Exclusion (Opt Out) Deadline for owners of vehicles registered in the United States, excluding California and New Hampshire
January 12, 2018 Settlement Objection Deadline for owners of vehicles registered in the United States, excluding California and New Hampshire
January 12, 2018 Claim Filing Deadline for owners of vehicles registered in the United States, excluding California and New Hampshire
February 6, 2018 Settlement Exclusion (Opt Out) Deadline for owners of vehicles registered in California or New Hampshire
February 6, 2018 Settlement Objection Deadline for owners of vehicles registered in California or New Hampshire
February 6, 2018 Claim Filing Deadline for owners of vehicles registered in California or New Hampshire
March 5, 2018 1:30 p.m. PST Fairness Hearing
United States Courthouse
Courtroom 10C
411 West Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701