Recall Alert: 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

sprinter.jpg 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter; | Manufacturer image

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,300 model-year 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans manufactured between Feb. 28, 2014, and Jan. 22, 2015

The Problem: Oil may leak from around the chain tensioner gasket area and could drip onto a hot engine surface, increasing the risk of a fire. A leak could also create a road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Mercedes-Benz began notifying owners May 18, and dealers will replace the chain tensioner gasket for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Mercedes-Benz at 877-762-8267 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to, for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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