Recall 16V439000

Headlights Not Aimed Properly

Recall Details

The headlights may not be aimed properly. Dealers will inspect and if necessary adjust the headlamp assemblies free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The headlights may not have been aimed properly during vehicle production. This could result in reduced driver's visibility and increase risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Mercedes Benz vehicle must be performed by a Mercedes Benz dealership. Mercedes Benz will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2016. If you do receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Mercedes Benz dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Electrical & Lights, June 15, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 15, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 SLK300, SLK350, SL400, SL550, and SL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from June 29, 2015, through July 13, 2015. 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.
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary adjust the headlamps, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to
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