Recall 17V819000

Headlight Adjustment Improper Reducing Range Of Light

Recall Details

The vehicle's headlights may be misadjusted, preventing proper illumination of the road ahead. Dealers will inspect and adjust the headlights as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The headlights may be misadjusted from the factory, resulting in insufficient illumination of the road ahead. This could result in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Mercedes Benz vehicle must be performed by a Mercedes Benz dealership. Mercedes Benz will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2018. If you do not 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 incomplete 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, December 18, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 18, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 GLC300, GLC300 4MATIC and GLC43 4MATIC vehicles. These vehicles may have misadjusted headlights, possibly resulting in the low beam headlights insufficiently illuminating the roadway. 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."
An insufficiently illuminated roadway may increase the risk of a crash.
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the headlamp adjustment, adjusting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
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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