Are you driving a Mercedes-Benz G-Class of model year 2002 to 2010? Then you should bring it in to your nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer. The company has just issued a recall for these models’ non-compliance with federal rules, specifically involving headlights and turn signal lights.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2 recalls have been issued. The first one covers around 3,552 G-Class units whose models date back to 2002 all the way to 2010, and whose front grille is placed in front of the turn signals. The NHTSA warrants that drivers may not be able to see the turn signal lights because the grille blocks the view. Your dealer should install new turn signal lights that work with the front grille without charge.
The second recall, meanwhile, covers around 1,938 G-Class units whose models are in the 2002-2009 range. This time, the front protective grille bar obstructs the view of the SUV’s headlights as well as the fender turn signals. It specifically violates Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 108, which states that the grille should not cover the headlights. Mercedes-Benz however ensures that the bars do not affect illumination of the headlights. Still, the company will remove the headlight grilles at no cost to the owner.
The 2 recalls are set to begin around October. For safety’s sake, get in touch with Mercedes-Benz as soon as possible at 800-367-6372, or call NHTSA’s hotline at 888-327-4236 if your particular G-Class vehicle is covered by the recalls. You don’t want to be pulled over by a cop, or even less want your safety compromised.