Recall 18V151000

Headlights Misadjusted

Recall Details

The headlights of the vehicle may be misadjusted, preventing proper illumination of the roadway. Dealers will inspect the headlamp adjustment and will adjust it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The headlights of the vehicle may have been improperly adjusted from the factory. This could prevent proper illumination of the roadway, and could lead to 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 March, 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, March 06, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 06, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017 E300 4Matic, E300, and E43 AMG vehicles fitted with LED headlights. 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 March 23, 2018. 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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