Mercedes-Benz has recalled more than 284,000 C-Class sedans in the United States and Canada because the rear lights can fail, increasing the risk of accidents. The recall covers model year 2008 to 2011 C-Class vehicles, including C300, C350 and C63 AMG cars, because the contact between the tail lamp bulb carrier and tail lamp connector can become deteriorated, the unit of Germany’s Daimler said. the company said in a statement:
The contact deterioration may lead from dimmed tail lamps to, in the worst case, a loss of tail lamp functions. In this case, the driver will immediately be informed by dedicated warning messages in the instrument cluster.
Mercedes-Benz says that it is not currently aware of any accidents, injuries or deaths. Almost 253,000 of the recalled cars are in the U.S. and the other 31,000 are in Canada, the company said. According to NHTSA, Mercedes-Benz dealers will replace the rear bulb holders and any rusted connectors free of charge, although the necessary parts are not currently available.
Last July, the NHTSA’s Office of Defect Investigations launched a preliminary investigation into the rear brake light issue after several consumers reported smoke or fire in connection with the problem. The evaluation only covered C-Class vehicles from 2008 and 2009. The failures typically occur in just one tail lamp assembly, although in some cases both lights have experienced problems, the ODI said last year. According to a study by research firm iSeeCars.com, Mercedes-Benz has the lowest recall rate in the U.S. For every five vehicles it sold in the U.S., Mercedes has recalled about two vehicles, the report said.
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