Reports have surfaced regarding fires in the area of a fuse box in the trunk compartment of Mercedes-Benz E550 Coupe models.

Concerns have been raised that a fuse in the vehicle may not blow when a circuit is electrically overloaded. As a result, a fire can ignite in the right rear corner of the trunk where the fuse box is housed.


Fuse-related fires are not a new development for Mercedes-Benz. Earlier this year, the company announced a global recall of one million models, including the E550 Coupe. The recall was prompted by 51 fires reported around the world because of a defective starter fuse that can ignite near a storage compartment in the cabin. Thirty of the fires and approximately 308,000 of the recalled vehicles were reported in the U.S.

Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation Group has years of experience pursuing injury and consumer protection claims against large corporations. If you own an E550 Coupe or other Mercedes vehicle and have sustained physical or financial harm from a defective fuse fire, contact us today to discuss your situation and your right to a possible recovery for any losses you may have incurred.

Jason J. Thompson

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Jason Thompson is a nationally board certified trial attorney and co-chairs Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation Department. He has a formidable breadth of litigation experience, including class action and multidistrict litigation (MDL), and practices nationwide in both state and federal courts.