2018 Mercedes benz GLS450 Exterior Lighting Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2018 Mercedes benz GLS450 Exterior Lighting Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1469669
 Internal NHTSA #11098025
 ManufacurerMercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
 BrandMERCEDES BENZ
 ModelGLS450
 Model Year2018
 File date25/05/18
 ComponentEXTERIOR LIGHTING
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemMy gls-450 has the ¿lighting package¿ with active led headlamps including ¿corner-illuminating front headlamps, actiated (activated spelled wrong) by the steering wheel or turn-signal use, brighten your way into driveways and garages.¿ as i live in a very dark rural area, i ordered these lights. I soon discovered that the leds, while superior for forward lighting,provide little or no side lighting for the driver to see when turning onto divided highways with dark islands, etc. This is because the leds are very straight shooting forward. But this led lighting package was supposed to have "cornering lights" actuated by turn signal or low speed while turning which solves this problem. I had already experienced the advantage of these ¿cornering lights¿ on my wife¿s 2014 mercedes-benz glk-250. But my vehicle is missing the ¿cornering light¿ feature. In checking with the dealer and mbusa, they say this is because nhtsa will not allow "cornering lights" on the gls-450 because of the height of the headlight unit above the ground. Could this be true? Lack of cornering lights in the active led headlights makes cornering in this vehicle unsafe at night, and the lamp height rule, if there is one, should be modified and recall issued for gls 450 vehicles with defective active led headlights missing the cornering light feature they advertise as included (see mbusa. Com build your gls450, lighting packages). Please take action on this and let me know your decision. Thank you!
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure8000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateDENTON, TX
VIN pattern 4JGDF6EE2JBXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase07/07/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed20
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 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
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 Date of manufacture
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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