A man from California says his Mercedes-Benz sunroof broke while driving and threw broken glass into the SUV GLA250 and the driver.
Giorgio Enea leased a new Mercedes-Benz GLA250 from 2015 in July 2015 and while driving As he piloted a major airline in June 2017, the sunroof shattered and sent shards of glass over the interior of the SUV and in the hair and eyes of the plaintiff. The plaintiff had brought the SUV to a Mercedes dealer after a trial, but the dealer had refused to repair the broken sunroof for free unless the man left the plane The plaintiff signed a form to indemnify the automaker from any liability.
"It is understood and agreed that for and in light of the complete discharge of all, past, present and future, claims for or relating to loss or damage of any kind (inc (but not limited to any and all claims for personal injury, economic loss or other losses) relating to the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 automobile released by Releasor … "
The release letter describes what kind of claims by the owner, including legal claims.
" In a further examination of the Releasing releases under this news release represents Releasor's failure to file a claim for release and will not file for it as far as the matter is concerned. "
Enea says he refused to sign the release, and had to pay more than $ 2,000 of his own money to repair the broken sunroof.  The panoramic sunroofs occupy a large part of the roofs and are said to represent unique problems for engineers seen with numerous manufacturers experiencing broken sunroofs in their vehicles. As with other car manufacturers, Mercedes claims to demand a premium for vehicles with panoramic sunroofs that cover the roofs.
The lawsuit accuses several Mercedes models of the same sunroof problems that lead to complaints of loopholes that crack, explode and shatter.
The plaintiff claims that it is a clear safety issue because of the blasting noise when the sunroof creates a distraction for the driver, not to mention the distraction of flying glass fragments.
According to the lawsuit, Mercedes-Benz refuses to warn motorists of the dangers of the sunroofs and has continued to sell and lease the vehicles without mentioning the alleged deficiencies. In addition, the applicant claims that Mercedes has changed the sunroof suppliers due to broken sunroofs.
The proposed class action lawsuit includes all Californian consumers who bought or leased Mercedes-Benz vehicles in California and did not fully repair the sunroofs or who had not completely repaired the sunroofs
Supreme Court of California State in Alameda County – Giorgio Enea, et al., V Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, et al .
The plaintiff is represented by Haffner Law PC Los Angeles.
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