Recall roundup: Toyota FJ Cruiser and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class image

Toyota and Mercedes-Benz have recently announced two separate recalls for the FJ Cruiser and for the GL-Class.

According to the Japanese based automaker, owners of the 2007-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser vehicles will have to take a trip back to the dealers, because of a problem with its lights. The NHTSA says that the FJ Cruisers equipped with the Driving Lamp kit have brighter than allowed lights, because of their angle. This could dazzle oncoming drivers and this will increase the risk of a crash. Toyota’s dealers will replace the 55-watt driving light bulbs with the 35-watt bulbs free of charge and it will install new mounting brackets in order to re-orient the light beams. The recall will begin this month and it’s affecting 11,489 units of the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Besides Toyota’s problems, Mercedes-Benz has its own set of issues. According to the German based automaker, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is the subject of a recall. The NHTSA says that the 2013 GL-Class may have incorrectly tightened second-row seatbelt anchors, because of a problem with the power screwdrivers used during manufacturing. The bolts in question may not be tight enough. The recall is affecting a total of 272 units of the 2013 GL350 BlueTec, GL450, GL550 and GL63 AMG.