Due to factory error, the 2015 SLK300, SLK350, SL400, SL550 and SL63 AMG have all been recalled for repairs to realign headlights. While the issue may not be immediately obvious, the factory error may have placed many Mercedes-Benz headlights out of align enough so that they no longer comply with safety regulations. Fortunately this recall effects a relatively small number of cars in the US, but while we’re on the topic of headlight safety, click here to find any lighting element replacements that could keep you safe on the road.
Mercedes-Benz has launched a repair program for the 2015 SLK300, SLK350, SL400, SL550 and SL63 AMG to re-aim the headlights.
The low beams may have been incorrectly aimed from the factory, due to a deviation in the alignment of the headlight calibrator used in the production process. On certain vehicles the lights may fail to meet the tolerance range specified in federal safety guidelines.
[Daimler AG] believes that there is no effect on vehicle safety,” the company notes in its recall document. “A reduced range of the headlight is recognizable to the driver and can be managed by adjusted driving until the beam can be re-adjusted at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer.” Continue Reading
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