The affected vehicles are all Model Year 2018, and were sold between May 1 and August 30 of that year.
The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “a deviation in the headlight adjustment may lead to a reduction or an enlargement of the illumination.
“In the case of headlights that are adjusted too low, the visual range during driving would be reduced – In the case of headlights that are adjusted too high, oncoming traffic could be dazzled.
“Incorrect adjustment of the headlights may increase the risk of an accident, which could result in injury or death of vehicle occupants or other road users.”
CarAdvice has contact Mercedes-Benz Australia to check if it has reported any incidents locally. We will update this story with its response.
A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 291 cars involved in the recall can be found here.
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