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2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Freightliner Sprinter: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 150 model-year 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500, and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 work vans

The Problem: Missing spot welds on the front side wall, connecting the door portal to the hinge reinforcements in the A-pillar area, could affect vehicle strength in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and add any missing spot welds for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner manufacturer Daimler Vans will begin notifying owners June 29. Owners can call the automaker at 877-762-8267, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit NHTSA's website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500; Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500

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