Mercedes Benz have officially announced a recall for its C-Class sedan in the U.S and Canada over a problem detected with the the car’s taillights, which can fail and increase the risk of a crash.
According to National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the taillights in the affected vehicles are reducing the ability to warn other commuters of the driver’s intentions and this, can increase the risk of a crash. A total of 2,52,867 units of the C-Class have been affected due to the said recall and were built between 2008 and 2011.
The German automaker is now getting in touch with the owners of the affected models and asking them to make a trip to the nearest Mercedes service centre. The dealers will replace the bulb holders, if not previously updated and replace any corroded connectors, free of charge.
Out of the 2,52,867 affected units, 31,000 units are in Canada. The vehicles in question were built between 26th January 2007 and 13th July 2011 and includes, the C300, the C300 4Matic, the C350 and the C63 AMG.