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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Recall


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Vehicle Make / Model: MERCEDES BENZ / G CLASS
Model Year(s):2002-2009

Manufacturer: MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC.

Mfr's Report Date: AUG 04, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V368000 N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1938

Summary: MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2002-2009 G-CLASS VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "'LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE HEADLAMPS OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A PROTECTIVE GRILL THAT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE UNDER FMVSS NO. 108.

Consequence: THE VEHICLES FAIL TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE HEADLAMP GRILLS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .