Incorrect Headlight Aim Prompts Recall of Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

The low-beam headlights may have been adjusted incorrectly during vehicle production

Incorrect Headlight Aim Prompts Recall of Mercedes-Benz Vehicles
Image: Mercedes Benz USA
July 18, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 100 model year 2015 SLK300, SLK350, SL400, SL550, and SL63 AMG vehicles due to a problem with the headlights.

The affected vehicles are equipped with low-beam headlights that may have been aimed incorrectly during vehicle production. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Improperly-adjusted low-beam headlights may reduce the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners of the affected vehicles, and local dealers will inspect and, if necessary, adjust the headlamps free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin in July 2016.

For more information, owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at (800) 367-6372.