:) Drove my car to ATL and had problems with the tail lights, brake
lights blowing bulbs! Just received a safetty recall letter from
DaimierChrysler AG (DCAG) that a defect which relates to my model car
with regards to the tail lamp assemblies. There is now a recall.
DCAG has determined that due to heat generate by the brake lamps, the
base of the lamp sockets can be subject to thermal deformation over
time....cases a loosening of the elctrical contacts in the sockets,
and a failure of the bulb to illuminate...
Am I the only one with this problem? What should I do now besides
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Recall 2006080005 pertains to the taillight assemblies on the 170 body SLK.
IF you have a 1998 to 2000 yr model, you get 2 new modified taillights.
IF you have a 2001 to 2004 yr model, the recall does not affect you yet. The
modified taillights for
them are not made yet.
IF you read the letter you got, it says "if you have a 01-04 car and IF you have
a problem with
either of the brake lights; then bring the car in and your dealer will replace
the bad one with one
in stock, under warranty. When the modified ones arrive, you will be notified to
bring it in and
have both replaced."
IF you have a 01-04 AND you paid to have either one replaced already, you will
get a refund for
parts and labor for what it would have cost if the car was under warranty and
done at a MB dealer.
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