Mercedes Benz recall

Mercedes Benz recalls :
CL Class 2000-2002 and 2004-2005 models S Class 2000-2002 and 2004-2005 models
Manufacturer : Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
NHTSA campaign id Number : 06V028000
Mfg's Report Date : Feb 01, 2006
Component: Interior lighting
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 36,911
Summary: On certain vehicles, the instrument cluster is experiencing electrical malfunctions. The instrument cluster contains gauges and indicators that must be illuminated whenever the vehicle is in operation.
Consequence: Due to inadequate illumination, the driver will be unable to read the gauges and indicators, such as the speedometer, which could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the instrument cluster modules. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.
Notes: Customers 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 .
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OK, this is probably a dumb question, but what went right in 2003 that that model year is not affected by this recall? I find that very strange. Anybody have an idea?
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They ran out of Lucas parts and had to use BOSCH? :-)
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That can't be it. If the instrument clusters were made by Lucas, no one would expect them to light up at all.
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