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Mercedes recalls over 284,000 cars to fix lights

DETROIT — Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 284,000 C-Class cars in the United States and Canada because the rear lights can fail.

The recall affects some C300, C350, and C63 AMG cars from the 2008 through 2011 model years.

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Corrosion on a connector can cause the tail, brake, or rear turn signal lights to dim or fail. That can make the cars less visible to other drivers, increasing the risk of a crash.

The problem affects nearly 253,000 cars in the United States and another 31,000 in Canada. A Mercedes spokesman says cars in other countries also are affected, but he did not have a number. The company says if the problem occurs, drivers will see a dashboard warning message.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says dealers will replace bulb holders and any rusted connectors at no cost to owners. Replacement parts aren’t expected to be available until August or September.

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