TINA.org investigated the marketing used by Daimler AG brand Mercedes-Benz to promote the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. To read more about that investigation, click here.
TINA.org Notifies Automakers Deceptively Marketing Made in USA Vehicles
MADISON, CONN. November 7, 2022 – No Super Bowl is complete without at least one car commercial teeming with red, white and blue flags and blatant nods to Americana with…
Automakers Advertising Made in USA Cars Need to Pump the Brakes
TINA.org puts the auto industry on notice.
Mercedes Accused of Greenwashing with ‘Nature or Nothing’ Ads
Automaker’s environmental record speaks for itself.
Companies Accused of Greenwashing
When companies green it, they better mean it.
Williams-Sonoma to Pay $1 Million to Settle Deceptive Ad Lawsuit Sparked by TINA.org
FTC takes action against home goods and kitchenware company for misleading made in the USA claims.
Ad Watchdog TINA.org Petitions FTC for Made in USA Rule
MADISON, CONN. August 22, 2019– Consumer advocacy organization, truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org), filed a formal petition today requesting that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) use its rulemaking authority to expand its enforcement…
TINA.org’s Made in USA Actions
A review of TINA.org’s work uncovering (and putting an end to) deceptive made in the USA ad campaigns.
Mercedes Slams Brakes on Built in USA Claims after TINA.org Inquiry
TINA.org found the German automaker didn’t have the support to claim its Sprinter van was “built in the USA.”
Automaker pulls ads consumer advocates said portrayed car as “self-driving.”
Where the Super Bowl Ads Really Are
Super Bowl commercials appear in places you might not think of.
Allegations: Falsely marketing BlueTEC vehicles as being “Clean Diesel” and “Earth Friendly”
Mercedes Benz California Emissions Warranty
January 2020: This case was transferred to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-377, N.D. Cal.) December 2019: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Mercedes Benz USA for allegedly failing to identify…
Autobahn Motors and Mercedes-Benz
December 2018: The parties moved for final approval of the settlement agreement. August 2018: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement agreement that would resolve all of the claims against…