Federal Safety Regulators investigate 2008-2009 Mercedes-Benz C-class for potential fire risk in tail lights

Federal Investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are investigating 21 recent reports that tail lights in the 2008-2009 MBZ C-class are starting fires.

“In multiple instances consumers have reported smelling smoke and seeing burn marks in the trunks of the vehicles,” NHTSA said in a statement.

The models affected are the C300, C350, C36 AMG, C43 AMG and C63 AMG sold as 2008 and 2009 models.

Read more about it at the Los Angeles Times.

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Mercedes-Benz using QR codes to save lives after accidents

As a way of reducing the time it takes for rescue crews to locate a “rescue sheet” for any new Mercedes-Benz vehicle, they have started adding QR codes to their newest models. QR codes are little square codes that a digital device can read and use as a hyperlink to an app or webpage. With seconds between life & death after a collision, using these codes will more quickly allow rescue crews to know where to use the jaws of life ...

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Rare Mercedes Gullwing totaled in Germany by Test Driving Technicians

Apparently 20 year old auto technicians can’t keep themselves on the road when they are test driving a classic Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing. They went too fast during a test drive and lost control of the vehicle and rolled over. Luckily, their auto shop had insurance coverage for such an unfortunate accident. I am sure they will be more careful next time! Our technicians are much more careful and safe during test drives, we’ve never had an incident!

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