Kalra v. Mercedes-Benz Canada, Inc.
CV-16-550271-00CP

Welcome to the Settlement Website for Kalra v. Mercedes-Benz Canada, Inc. (MB Canadian BlueTec II Settlement)

A nationwide Settlement has been reached in Canada affecting Owners and Lessees of Mercedes-Benz BlueTec II diesel vehicles:

If you have Owned or Leased one of these vehicles on or before DECEMBER 8, 2021 or if you currently Own or Lease one of these vehicles, you may be eligible for a cash payment from a Class Action Settlement

An approved Field Measure, which will modify the emission control system software calibration and certain related hardware to ensure that the Eligible Vehicles meet the emissions standard to which they were originally certified, may be available now. Click here to find out whether a Field Measure is currently available for your vehicle.

Current Owners and Lessees MUST have a Field Measure installed before they can file a claim for payment.

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Who is included in the Class?

You may be a Settlement Class Member and included in the Settlement if you are a Canadian resident who:

  • Was the owner or lessee of an Eligible Vehicle on or before December 8, 2021; or
  • Purchased or leased an Eligible Vehicle after December 8, 2021 for which the Field Measure has not been installed.

Some exceptions apply (see FAQ H).

There are six categories of Settlement Class Members who may be entitled to Settlement Class Member Payments under the Settlement if they submit a Claim during the Claims Program:

 

Eligible Owners An Eligible Owner is a Settlement Class Member who owns an Eligible Vehicle on or before December 8, 2021 and who owns the Eligible Vehicle at the time the Field Measure is installed in that vehicle.
Eligible Former Owners An Eligible Former Owner is a Settlement Class Member who owned an Eligible Vehicle prior to December 8, 2021 and who sold or otherwise transferred ownership of the Eligible Vehicle on or before March 23, 2022, or the date on which the Court approves this Settlement (if after March 23, 2022), and whose Eligible Vehicle did not receive the Field Measure during their period of ownership.
Eligible Lessees An Eligible Lessee is a Settlement Class Member who leases an Eligible Vehicle on or before December 8, 2021 and who is leasing the Eligible Vehicle at the time the Field Measure is installed.
Eligible Former Lessees An Eligible Former Lessee is a Settlement Class Member who leased an Eligible Vehicle prior to December 8, 2021 but who surrenders or surrendered the Eligible Vehicle on or before March 23, 2022, or the date on which the Court approves this Settlement (if after March 23, 2022), and whose Eligible Vehicle did not receive the Field Measure during their lease period.
Post-Announcement Eligible Owners A Post-Announcement Eligible Owner is a Settlement Class Member who did not own the Eligible Vehicle on or before December 8, 2021, but who owns the Eligible Vehicle at the time the Field Measure is installed.
Post-Announcement Eligible Lessees A Post-Announcement Eligible Lessee is a Settlement Class Member who did not lease the Eligible Vehicle on or before December 8, 2021, but who leases the Eligible Vehicle at the time the Field Measure is installed.

 

Only Eligible Vehicles are included in the Settlement.

 

If your vehicle meets the following criteria, it may be considered an Eligible Vehicle:

  • It must be one of the following model year 2009-2016 Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC II vehicles listed below:

ELIGIBLE VEHICLES

MODEL MODEL YEARS
E250 BlueTEC 2014-2016
E350 BlueTEC 2011-2013
GL320 BlueTEC 2009
GL350 BlueTEC 2010-2016
GLE350d 2016
GLK250 BlueTEC 2013-2015
ML250 BlueTEC 2015
ML320 BlueTEC 2009
ML350 BlueTEC 2010-2014
R320 BlueTEC 2009
R350 BlueTEC 2010-2013
S350 BlueTEC 2012-2013
Sprinter (4-cylinder) 2014-2016
Sprinter (6-cylinder) 2010-2016

 

  •  An Eligible Vehicle must not have already been installed with a Field Measure when you acquired it.

 

HOW CAN I GET A PAYMENT?

 
Current Owners and Lessees must have a Field Measure installed to receive the cash payments. Installation of the Field Measure is available free of charge to you and you will receive an Extended Modification Warranty after the installation.

If you are a current Owner or Lessee of an Eligible Vehicle and have not opted out of the Class, you can receive a payment by (1) having the Field Measure installed on your vehicle and (2) submitting a Valid Claim by May 1, 2023. Here are the steps to receive a payment:
     
call your preferred authorized dealership 1. Once a Field Measure for your vehicle is available, contact your preferred authorized dealership in Canada to schedule an appointment to have the Field Measure installed. Field Measures are free of charge to you. Authorized Mercedes-Benz dealerships can be found at www.mercedes-benz.ca.

You can check Field Measure availability here. As Field Measures become available, owners and lessees of those vehicles will receive another notice. Please continue to check this website for updated information.
     
Bring your vehicle to your appointment for installation of the Field Measure 2. Bring your vehicle to your appointment for installation of the Field Measure. You must complete the Field Measure installation before you submit a claim. Make sure to keep your repair order to submit with your claim.
     
Submit a valid Claim Form 3. Submit a valid Claim Form and all required documents online by May 1, 2023. To submit a claim online, click here, or by mail (postmarked by May 1, 2023) to:

Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC II Settlement in Canada
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 8111
Vancouver Main
Vancouver, BC V6B 4E2

If you are a former owner or lessee of an Eligible Vehicle, you must submit a Valid Claim online by March 23,2022,  or by mail (postmarked by March 23, 2022), or the date on which the Court approves the Settlement (if after March 23, 2022). To file a claim online, click here, or by mail to the address listed directly above. Please visit this website for updates about the deadline to submit your claim.

Check this website often for information about the date of Court approval of the Settlement and other updates.

YOUR RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

OPTION DESCRIPTION
COURT APPROVAL OF THE SETTLEMENT
February 9, 2022
The nationwide Settlement is subject to approval by the Court. A Settlement Approval Hearing has been scheduled for February 9, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (EST) before the Court. This Settlement Approval Hearing is public and you are welcome to attend at your own cost.

See FAQ V for more information.
OBJECT TO THE SETTLEMENT BEFORE IT IS APPROVED
February 2, 2022
(Received)
If you do not like the Settlement, you may provide your views in writing. They must be received by the Settlement Administrator by February 2, 2022. Your objection will be provided to the Court and considered at the Settlement Approval Hearing. If you are a Settlement Class Member, you will be bound by the Settlement if it is approved by the Court even though you objected to some of its terms.

See FAQ U and FAQ V for more information.
PARTICIPATE IN THE SETTLEMENT If you are a current owner or lessee of an Eligible Vehicle, you will receive a payment if the Field Measure is installed and you submit a Valid Claim by May 1, 2023.

If you are a former owner or lessee of an Eligible Vehicle, you will receive a payment if you submit a Valid Claim by March 23, 2022, or by the date the Court approves the Settlement (if after March 23, 2022). Please visit this website often for updates about the deadline to submit your claim.

See FAQ J for more information on how to submit a claim.
IF YOU TAKE NO STEPS If you do not submit a Claim by the applicable deadline, you will not receive a Settlement Class Member Payment from the Settlement but you will give up any rights you currently have to separately sue the Defendants for the Claims being resolved by the Settlement. Settlement Class Members do not need to submit a Claim to have the Field Measure installed in their vehicle and receive the Extended Modification Warranty.

 

All capitalized terms on this website are defined in the Class Action Settlement or the Long Form Notice on the Important Documents page.

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Mail
Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC II Settlement in Canada
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 8111
Vancouver Main
Vancouver, BC V6B 4E2