Mercedes recalls 253K vehicles due to tail light issue

Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC is recalling 252,867 certain model year 2008-2011 C300, C300 4Matic, C350, and C63 AMG vehicles because a poor electrical ground connection may cause the dimming or failure of the tail lights. This then could mean other motorists on the road will not be warned of the driver's intentions to stop or turn, increasing the risk of a crash. Owners will be notified of the recall in June. Parts are not yet available. When they are, dealers will replace the bulb holders, if not previously updated, and replace any corroded connectors for free. Parts are expected to be available in August or September. For information, call Mercedes at 1-800-367-6372. Learn more about this and other recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or
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