Brake Light May Not Operate Due to Failed Rear Tail Light Housing on Mercedes-Benz C230

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: 119,000 (119,000–119,000)
4 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
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Rear right bulb cluster sockets made of plastic. When bulb metal shaft heats up it melts the socket it goes into and makes bulb almost impossible to replace. When it cools it sticks or srinks. 1999 c230