2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec

Lawsuit Against Mercedes' Diesel Vehicles Is Kicked to the Curb

It should come as no surprise that various investigations and lawsuits began on other automakers who sold diesel vehicles after Volkswagen was found cheating with theirs.
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Back in May, owners of Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles from 13 states filed a class-action suit against the automaker. The suit claimed that Mercedes-Benz "deceived consumers by knowingly programming its BlueTEC vehicles to release illegal levels of emissions in virtually all real world driving conditions". At the time, Mercedes-Benz denied the accusation.

Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Jose Linares in New Jersey dismissed the case. According to Reuters, Judge Linares said the plaintiffs "failed to show they actually viewed any of Mercedes' advertisements touting the cleaner technology." The judge did allow the plaintiffs to revise their complaint, so this might not be the last we hear about this suit.

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