Owners of model-years 2008-2011 C-Class vehicles received Mercedes-Benz recall notifications. The problem in the affected vehicles is connected with the rear tail lamp bulb carrier. Daimler AG (DAG), the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, has determined that oxidation on the ground pin connector for the rear tail lamps of the affected vehicles may result in a dimming of the tail lights or loss of their functions. If this occurs, the rearward visibility of the vehicle may be reduced, increasing the risk of a rear-end collision.
Hence, because the vehicles may fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, the automaker is calling back the affected vehicles.
Owners of the affected vehicles are all encouraged to take their C-Class models to the nearest Mercedes-Benz dealerships for free repairs. The minimum repair time is about 1 hour. Owners can contact any authorized dealer for additional information and for scheduling appointments. Besides, the following contact number can be used in case of problems and questions about the Mercedes-Benz recall campaign: 1-(800) FOR-MERCEDES (1-800-367-6372).
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