A software glitch may result in the headlight range function not working as intended.
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Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a safety recall for just three examples of its model-year 2016 C-Class vehicles affected by faulty headlight range function software.

Affected vehicles were sold between 14 March 2016 and 31 May 2016.

Lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the defect relates to a potential malfunction in the vehicle's adaptive damper control unit that controls a headlight self-levelling function.

CarAdvice believes that when fully-laden, a sensor in the adaptive damper control unit that would normally trigger the vehicle's headlights to self-level (dip the beam) may not activate, causing the headlight range function to not work as intended.

Mercedes-Benz Australia reports that if the headlight range function does not work as required, it may cause oncoming traffic to be affected by headlight glare, increasing the risk of accident causing serious injury to occupants or other road users.

CarAdvice believes the recall is pre-emptive and voluntary, and that no incidents have been reported regarding the headlight range feature.

Mercedes-Benz Australia says owners of affected vehicles should call their nearest dealership to arrange inspection and repair of the faulty unit.

A list of vehicle identification numbers of the three cars included in the recall can be found here.

If you believe your vehicle might be affected, visit www.dealerlocator.mercedes-benz.com.au.