Mercedes-Benz is recalling 126,260 examples of the 2008-2009 C-Class and 2010 GLK-Class. It's possible for the airbags to suddenly deploy or not activate in a crash.
The Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in Hybrid, which will start US sales in the fall of 2015, will be able to go 20 miles in all-electric mode and will have 275 horsepower.
UPDATE: A Mercedes-Benz spokesperson has responded to our request for more information, with an official statement that you can read, below. Mercedes also points out that "no accidents, injuries, or deaths have been reported" as a result of the taillight issue.