Mercedes-Benz Recalls 3,500 G-Klasse Vehicles Due to Turn Signals Issue

The automotive industry seems to be following a new rule: new day, new recall. Whether they are severe or not, or involve an important or just a limited number of vehicles, call-back campaigns just keep coming our way.

Here’s one from Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. division. The company is recalling 3,500 units of the G-Klasse SUV due to a turn light visibility issue.

The rugged SUV uses a grill cover for its turn signals, with a stylish and functional purpose. However, it seems that the covers might affect the visibility of the signals. This means that other drivers may not be able to properly see the signals, with this representing a crash hazard.

In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) words, the signals equipped with the covers do not comply with the Federal Standard 108. The standard covers "lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment."

These vehicles are equipped with a grill cover for front turn signal protection that, while permissible, may impact over time the signal’s ability to meet the minimum requirements of FMVSS 108,” stated the press release.

The problem affects 3,522 G-Klasse vehicles belonging to the 2002-2010 model years. The owners of the affected vehicles will be asked to bring their cars to Mercedes dealers. The dealers will install new turn lights that are optimized for usage with grills, with the operation’s costs being supported by Mercedes.

The recall campaign will debut on or before November. If you own one of the affected cars, you can contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
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