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Injury, Crash Hazards Named in Luxury Brand Recalls

Two auto recalls launched by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should not be ignored by our readers.

The first recall announcement was launched by Mercedes-Benz. According to regulators, several of its 2015 vehicles are being recalled over a headlight issue that could cause visibility problems. Since the low-beam headlights in the impacted units may have been aimed incorrectly in the production process, the headlights may not aim correctly. If that’s the case, the driver may not be able to see his or her path correctly or an oncoming vehicle may end up not seeing the vehicle with the defective lights. Either scenario may lead to a collision.

Impacted models include all 2015 SLK300, SLK350, SL400, SL550, and SL63 AMG vehicles that were produced in the period between June 29 and July 13 of 2015.

Consumers with any of the recalled models will be contacted directly by Mercedes-Benz promptly. Once you’re able to, have your vehicle inspected and repaired for free at a Mercedes-Benz dealer.

While this recall is important and drivers should not ignore the risks, a second auto recall is also hitting the news.

Luxury Brand Recalls Thousands of Cars Over Injury Concerns

Thousands of certain Aston Martin vehicles are being recalled over a possible injury risk.

According to regulators, Aston Martin has recalled all units of the 2010 through 2015 DB9, 2010- through 2012 DBS, 2010 through 2016 V8 Vantage, 2012 Virage, 2010 through 2016 Rapide, 2014 through 2016 Vanquish, 2011 through 2016 V12 Vantage, and 2012 and 2013 V12 Zagato vehicles. These vehicles may have been developed with certain interior door unlocking mechanisms that may not work correctly if the door is locked from the outside. In such cases, occupants in emergency situations may not be able to unlock themselves, and injuries may occur.

Aston Martin has announced that all of the recalled vehicle owners will be contacted in early August. Once you’re contacted, reach out and schedule a visit to a local dealer where the software will be reprogrammed so this issue does not expose anyone to a major injury risk.

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