Brake Light May Not Operate Due to Failed Rear Tail Light Housing on Mercedes-Benz C280

A rear tail light housing can fail causing the brake light on the affected side to be inoperative. Replacing the failed housing is commonly required to correct this issue.

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Average mileage: 136,537 (74,000–220,000)
8 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2006
16 people reported this problem
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 135,000 mi,
Left rear brake lights don't work even with new bulbs.
1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 111,000 mi,
Brake light are not working got a new switch but nothing
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 220,000 mi,
Brake light bulb keeps losing connection and needs to constantly put re - installed.
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 147,000 mi,
tail light on drivers and 3rd light keep going out i fix one and remove and the other one goes out.
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 110,000 mi,
light housing units went out. both.
Tail light and blinker on rear left side do not work.