Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz C-Class image

Mercedes-Benz has recently announced a recall for the C-Class because of a problem with the models’ taillights, which can fail.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that a total of 252,867 units of the C-Class, from 2008 to 2011, will be affected by this recall, which has been announced because of a taillight problem. Mercedes-Benz says that the taillights in the affected vehicles are reducing the ability to warn other motorists of the driver’s intentions and this can increase the risk of a crash.

“Dealers will replace the bulb holders if not previously updated and replace any corroded connectors, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification in June 2014. A second letter will be mailed when parts are available, currently expected to be in August or September 2014”, as Mercedes-Benz says in its official press release.

The affected Mercedes-Benz C-Class are the C300, the C300 4Matic, the C350 and the C63 AMG. A total of 252,867 units will be affected by this recall and 31,000 are in Canada. The vehicles in question have been produced between the 26th of January, 2007, and the 13th of July, 2011. The necessary repairs / replacements will be made free of charge. Owners can contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.