The first recall affects 3,552 G-Classes from the 2002-10 model years equipped with a grille over the front turn signals. While permissible, this grille may make it difficult for other motorists to see the turn-signal lights over time, which could increase the risk of a crash.
Dealers will install new turn-signal lights that are designed to be used with the grilles free of charge.
The second recall affects 1,938 G-Class models from the 2002-09 model years with a front protective grille bar, which covers the front headlamps and fender turn signals. It doesn’t meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards No. 108. The grille cannot cover the front headlamps, according to the safety standard. Mercedes says the bars don’t hinder the illumination of the headlamps.
Mercedes dealers will remove the headlamp grilles free of charge.
Both recalls are expected to begin before November. For more information, owners can call Mercedes-Benz at 800-367-6372 or NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.