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Mercedes-Benz recalls SL, SLK-Class to re-aim headlights

by Justin King

The small-batch campaign affects just 100 units sold in the US market.

Mercedes-Benz has launched a repair program for the 2015 SLK300, SLK350, SL400, SL550 and SL63 AMG to re-aim the headlights.

The low beams may have been incorrectly aimed from the factory, due to a deviation in the alignment of the headlight calibrator used in the production process. On certain vehicles the lights may fail to meet the tolerance range specified in federal safety guidelines.

[Daimler AG] believes that there is no effect on vehicle safety," the company notes in its recall document. "A reduced range of the headlight is recognizable to the driver and can be managed by adjusted driving until the beam can be re-adjusted at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer."

Despite the downplayed risks, the company acknowledges that improperly adjusted headlights may reduce the driver's visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

The campaign affects a relatively small batch of just 100 vehicles sold in the US market.

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