An electrical adapter in the appendage lamps of added than 250,000 2008 through 2011 examples of the Mercedes-Benz could melt, which has prompted the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to barrage an analysis into the bunched German sports sedan.
If the electrical adapter that food ability to the appendage lamps melts, it could anticipate the cars' anchor lights from functioning.
NHTSA says it has accustomed 402 complaints from owners, 5 of which included car fires and one of which resulted in an injury. Mercedes-Benz aswell says that over 23,000 assurance claims accept been filed as a aftereffect of the issue, but no anamnesis has been required. Reports advance that the botheration becomes added accustomed as the cars get older. At this point, abounding of the afflicted cars are able-bodied out of their aboriginal assurance period.
The analysis agency that NHTSA's engineers will assay the accountability to actuate whether a anamnesis should be issued. NHTSA has not issued a timeline as to if it expects a resolution to the problem.
The C-Class, Mercedes' aboriginal auto awash during that period, was redesigned for the 2008 archetypal year and active for the 2012 archetypal year. An all-new archetypal is set to be apparent at next month's Detroit auto appearance afore traveling on auction in mid-2014 as a 2015 model.