Mercedes acknowledged the issue. In its report, the company stated that 23,000 warranty claims tied to the brand have something to do with Mercedes tail light problems.
The scrutiny from the Feds came after 402 complaints were filed to both the US National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the German automaker regarding Mercedes tail light problems. The figures include five cases of fires and one injury based on reports.
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The investigation regarding the Mercedes tail light problems covers around 253,000 cars of the brand. Year 2008 up to 2011 C-Class models are the subjects of the probe.