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2010 MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 2500

Report Date:
March 30, 2011
Campaign Number:
11V210000
Component:
SEAT BELTS

Summary:
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2011 2500 AND 3500 SPRINTER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN OPTIONAL THREE-SEAT BENCH IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT. THE SEAT BENCHES IN THE SECOND SEATING ROW MAY HAVE BEEN EQUIPPED WITH SAFETY BELTS THAT DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 208, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT," AND MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES." FIRST, THOSE SAFETY BELTS MAY NOT LOCK AS REQUIRED. SECOND, THE ASSEMBLY LOOP MAY NOT PERFORM TO MINIMUM FORCE REQUIREMENTS.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SAFETY BELTS IN THESE VEHICLES MAY NOT PERFORM AS REQUIRED SUCH THAT A SEAT OCCUPANT MAY NOT BE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
MERCEDES-BENZ WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE ANY SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 15, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 843-695-5000.

2010 MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 2500

Report Date:
December 29, 2010
Campaign Number:
10V655000
Component:
STRUCTURE

Summary:
MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 AND 2010 2500 AND 3500 SPRINTER VEHICLES. THE CORRECT INTERIOR TRIM COVERING THE A-PILLARS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED. IF INCORRECT TRIM WAS INSTALLED ON A VEHICLE, THE VEHICLE WOULD FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT."

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE VEHICLES MAY NOT PROVIDE THE PROTECTION REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD IF AN OCCUPANT STRIKES THE A-PILLAR TRIM.

Corrective Summary:
MERCEDES-BENZ WILL CHECK TO SEE IF THE CORRECT TRIM COVER WAS INSTALLED AND, IF NOT, REPLACE THAT TRIM COVER WITH THE CORRECT ONE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 843-695-5000.

2010 MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 2500

Report Date:
December 21, 2010
Campaign Number:
10V642000
Component:
EQUIPMENT

Summary:
SPRINTER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 FREIGHTLINER 2500 SPRINTER AND MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN EMERGENCY EXIT WINDOW. THE ADHESIVE BOND BETWEEN THE GLASS AND THE HINGE ON THE TOP OF THE WINDOW MAY LOOSEN.

Consequence Summary:
THE EMERGENCY EXIT WINDOW MAY SEPARATE FROM THE BODY AND COULD FALL INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES TO THE PASSENGER OR DRIVER.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE EMERGENCY EXIT WINDOW IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 11, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SPRINTER AT 1-201-573-0600.

2010 MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 2500

Report Date:
June 29, 2010
Campaign Number:
10V294000
Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Summary:
SPRINTER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 2009 THROUGH MARCH 2010 AND SOLD UNDER THE MERCEDES-BENZ, FREIGHTLINER, AND DODGE BRAND NAME. THE SPRING PLATE WHICH ATTACHES THE OIL FILLER NECK TO THE CYLINDER-HEAD COVER MAY CRACK.

Consequence Summary:
A CRACK IN THE SPRING PLATE MAY RESULT IN ENGINE OIL LEAKING INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT FROM THE OIL FILLER NECK, POSSIBLY LEADING TO THE ACCUMULATION OF DIRT IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT WITH SUBSEQUENT SOILING OF THE ROAD SURFACE WHICH COULD LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE OIL FILLER NECK FREE OF CHARGE. MERCEDES-BENZ USA IS HANDLING THE MERCEDES-BENZ AND FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN, AND CHRYSLER IS HANDLING THE DODGE SPRINTER OWNER NOTIFICATION AND REMEDY FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 4, 2010. MERCEDES-BENZ AND FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER OWNERS MAY CONTACT MBUSA, LLC AT 1-877-762-8276, AND DODGE SPRINTER OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-992-1997.