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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled for headlight fix

The popular C-Class mid-sizer is subject to a recall of more than 290 vehicles, over concerns incorrect headlight adjustment could dazzle oncoming motorists.

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Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 291 vehicles across the MY18 C-Class line-up over concerns affected vehicles could have incorrectly adjusted headlights.

“The deviation in the headlight adjustment may lead to a reduction or an enlargement of the illumination. In the case of headlights that are adjusted too low, the visual range during driving would be reduced. In the case of headlights that are adjusted too high, oncoming traffic could be dazzled,” the company says in its recall notice.

“Incorrect adjustment of the headlights may increase the risk of an accident, which could result in injury or death of vehicle occupants or other road users.”

  • 291 vehicles are affected by this recall
  • Vehicles available for sale 1 May 2018 to 30 August 2018
  • A VIN list is attached here
  • A recall notice is attached here

To find your nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer/service centre, use the company’s online look-up tool.

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