Mercedes-Benz is known for packing its cars with luxury features, but the rear passengers in some Sprinter vans are getting a shower that they don't expect. The rear air conditioning system is reportedly leaking in some models, and owners are boiling mad. A class-action lawsuit was filed in California alleging that Mercedes knew about the problem and didn't fix it.
Bad seals around the rooftop, rear air conditioner on some Sprinter 2500 and 3500 models allegedly cause the leak. Drivers claim that it's bad enough to seem like it's raining in the vehicle, and some owners say that it leads to mold and water damage around the headliner.
Sharky Laguana is among the litigants in the suit, and he owns a vehicle rental company in San Francisco. He claims in the lawsuit that at least 45 of his 97 Sprinters have leaked. He told to NBC 6 in South Florida that the repairs and discounts to customers have cost his business over $100,000.
We've contacted Mercedes for more information on the problem. We will update this story when we hear back. Scroll down to watch a report on the problem from NBC 6 showing the leak in multiple Sprinters, and the entire text of the lawsuit can be read on its website.