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#1 Old 10-18-2006
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Tail Light Saftey Recall

10/18/2006

I got a Saftey Recall letter from Mercedes.

Campaign # 2006080005
1-800-367-6372 to speak with Customer Realations Staff.
Certain model years 1998-2004 SLK-Class Tail Light Assemblies based on your VIN #.

Heat generated by the Brake lamps, the base of the lamp sockets can be subject to thermal deformation over time. The deformation can cause movement in the socket-to-bulb connection, which may lead to a loosening of the electrical contacts in the sockets, and a failure of the bulb to illumiante.

Center brake lamp not affected.

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Thanks for the info on the recall. My tail light did just that. It took me forever to fix about three months ago.
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Welcome mac90.

Here's the TSB: http://www.alldata.com/tsb/Mercedes-...005/index.html

Perhaps you could print and show this to the service rep. at MB.

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Certain model years 1998-2004 SLK-Class Tail Light Assemblies based on your VIN #.
SLKman, can you verify the dates on your notice. The Alldata record (2006080005A) shows between 1996 & 2000.

(1996 SLK 230K) R170.447 Chassis (VIN) end number from F000909 to F171342

Alldata can be wrong.

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Yes. I double checked the dates in the letter and they are 1998-2004 models.

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Yes. I double checked the dates in the letter and they are 1998-2004 models.

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Thanks for the info.

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I contacted my local deal, who advised my vehicle was not part of the recall. They gave me the telephone number to Mercedes and stated I should request consideration. I spoke to Mercedes an I am still waiting for a response.
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Mac90, what year and model is your SLK?

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My SLK 320 is a 2001, silver. Love the car, but I need to work on a few rattles. I should note the vehicle was manufactured in 2000.

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I just got a recall notice for my 2001 SLK320. It says they will do a repair for now, and will be sending out another notice when the get replacement tail lights...
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I received the safety recall letter today. Same as page62 will get a second letter.

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I got my tail lights done through the recall severals weeks ago, but I have yet to recieve a recall letter. I don't understand why some you are recieving 2 letters.

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Designo, it's because were special

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I got a call from the Mercedes dealership yesterday telling me the lights would be changed out when I do my B service which is due now.

$600 for the B service!

He went on to say that the new tail lights would look a little different than the original. I asked what would be different and he said he would show me when I got there.

Has anyone else found the replacements to be different?

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Recall letter

I just received a letter today, stating the vehicle is now part of the recall. They also stated the dealer will not have the new part until spring of 2007. I must have received the same letter as you. They will send out two letters, one making notice of the recall and advising they only have the old style light configuration. The second letter is to advise the new light assembly made with better heat resistant material is availible, the letter will be sent sometime spring of 07.

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Of coooouuurrrse......what was I thinking? Although, if you ARE so special, why are they backordered?

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Were so special because our tail lights are not malfunctioning and that we have time to convince our service advisers that we want our old tail lights as a back up when the new ones fail.
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For those of interest... Tail light recall campaign is closed per local dealer & MB customer service center.
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Tail lights recall

I have a 1999 SLK 230

I noticed the recall notice on line. Called Mercedes - they confirmed. Went to my local MB dealer last week. They confirmed the recall. And they replaced the tail light assemble this week. No charge. And they gave me a loaner while they did the work.

What a great dealer.
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