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Revised 2019 Sprinter Marketing

April 9th, 2019

On March 22, 2019, TINA.org sent a warning letter to Mercedes-Benz notifying it of TINA.org’s findings that the company was engaged in a deceptive marketing campaign making the unqualified claim that its 2019 Sprinter van is “Built in the USA.” After receiving TINA.org’s letter, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) removed several deceptive marketing materials from publication, including a national


2019 Sprinter Origin Database

April 9th, 2019

In connection with its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter investigation, TINA.org collected Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) associated with each vehicle in its sampling of 2019 Sprinter vans, which were listed for sale online by Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the U.S. between February and March 2019. As explained in more detail here, TINA.org used the 11th digit of the VIN,


2019 Sprinter Built in the USA Marketing

April 9th, 2019

Below is a sampling of Mercedes-Benz marketing materials that claim, either expressly or implicitly, that its 2019 Sprinter van is Built in the USA.


Sprint “Save 50%”

August 19th, 2016

Self-regulatory body refers Sprint to FCC after it fails to making changes to ad claims.


Titan Tool

March 3rd, 2020

The fine print changes everything.


Summary of Action

April 9th, 2019

TINA.org investigated the marketing for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, which revealed that Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) was running a multimillion-dollar deceptive national marketing campaign that made the unqualified claim that its 2019 Sprinter van is “Built in the USA” at its newly remodeled South Carolina plant. Specifically, MBUSA was claiming — on national television, websites,


Status and Updates

April 9th, 2019

March – first week of April 2019: Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) removes several deceptive marketing materials from publication, including a national television commercial and social media promotional posts.  MBUSA also makes several changes to other marketing materials, including edits to its website and national radio commercial that remove the “Built in the USA” claim. March 29,


VIN Decoding

April 9th, 2019

A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique 17-digit code assigned to each motor vehicle in the United States. The code, which is assigned to the vehicle by the manufacturer before it leaves the plant, not only identifies the specific vehicle (much like a social security number for a person) but also provides detailed information


Target Made in the USA Error Data

June 26th, 2017

Below are 100 examples of Made in the USA misrepresentations on Target.com found by TINA.org in the spring of 2017. Target.com v. Manufacturer Information # Product Target.com Product Packaging / Manufacturer’s Website 1 Floor Sweepers Dry Cloths – 16 ct – up & up Made in the USA Made in China 2 Maybelline The Rock



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