Status and Updates

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, 2019: Mercedes-Benz responds saying, among other things, that the company is in the process of removing the marketing materials raised in’s letter.

March 22, 2019: sends a warning letter to Mercedes-Benz notifying it of’s findings and requesting that the company promptly remove from publication all marketing materials that make deceptive Built in USA claims about its 2019 Sprinter.

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