2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    18V113000
    Recall Date
    02/15/2018
    Component
    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
    Summary

    Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and Sprinter 3500 vehicles, equipped with folding seats (sales code S20). The unloaded vehicle weight (UVW) label on these incomplete vehicles may be incorrect.

    Consequence

    The incorrect UVW label can result in final stage manufacturers exceeding the maximum vehicle weight once the vehicle is completed. A vehicle that exceeds its maximum weight has an increased risk of a crash.

    What Owners Should Do

    DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the UVW label and inspect the vehicle to make sure that it is not overloaded, free of charge. The recall began on April 3, 2018. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

  • Recall Number
    17V592000
    Recall Date
    09/22/2017
    Component
    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
    Summary

    Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500/3500 vehicles. The affected vehicles were manufactured without a driveshaft catch strap, allowing a loose driveshaft to strike the fuel tank.

    Consequence

    A loose driveshaft may strike and puncture the gas tank, resulting in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

    What Owners Should Do

    DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install the missing catch strap for the driveshaft, free of charge. Daimler issued an interim notification to owners on November 17, 2017. The recall began on December 21, 2017. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

  • Recall Number
    16V351000
    Recall Date
    05/24/2016
    Component
    STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS
    Summary

    Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2015, to April 30, 2016, and 2015-2016 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured May 1, 2015, to April 30, 2016. The affected vehicles are configured to have super-high roofs, but may not be equipped with the required crash pads.

    Consequence

    If the required crash pads are missing, it can increase the risk of injury to a front passenger seat occupant if they are unbelted.

    What Owners Should Do

    DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install the required crash-pads, free of charge. The recall began on August 11, 2016. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

  • Recall Number
    16V670000
    Recall Date
    09/15/2016
    Component
    SEAT BELTS:REAR
    Summary

    Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured March 1, 2016, to May 31, 2016. The bolts connecting the lower seat belt connection to the rear bench seat may not have been properly tightened.

    Consequence

    If the bolts were not properly tightened, the seat belt may fail to secure the seat occupant in the event of a crash.

    What Owners Should Do

    DVUSA will notify owners, and Sprinter dealers will inspect the connecting bolts, tightening them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on November 18, 2016. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

  • Recall Number
    17V650000
    Recall Date
    10/16/2017
    Component
    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
    Summary

    Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The label on the B-pillar may state a higher maximum vehicle load capacity than the vehicle is designed for. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, "Certification."

    Consequence

    If the load capacity information is incorrect on the label, the vehicle may be overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What Owners Should Do

    DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will check the label and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 15, 2017. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

  • Recall Number
    16V261000
    Recall Date
    04/29/2016
    Component
    STRUCTURE:BODY
    Summary

    Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Mercedes Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured April 1, 2015, to October 31, 2015. The affected vehicles may have had multiple layers of paint applied, and as a result, in a crash, the windows may separate from the vehicle when the outer layer of paint peels from the layer below.

    Consequence

    If the windows separate from the vehicle in a crash, the occupants are at a greater risk of injury.

    What Owners Should Do

    DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will remove the windows and inspect the paintwork, repainting the vehicles as necessary, free of charge. This recall began August 4, 2016. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-770-705-2070.

  • Recall Number
    17V364000
    Recall Date
    06/05/2017
    Component
    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
    Summary

    Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles equipped with reinforced front axles. The affected vehicles have tire labels on the B-pillar that list a tire pressure that is too low.

    Consequence

    Operating the vehicle with low front tire pressures may result in tire damage, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What Owners Should Do

    DVUSA will notify owners, Freightliner Sprinter and Mercedes-Benz dealers will check and replace the tire label, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on August 5, 2017. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

  • Recall Number
    17V093000
    Recall Date
    02/10/2017
    Component
    AIR BAGS
    Summary

    Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans. These vehicles were manufactured without a reinforcement plate and protective bracket on the air bag control unit. As a result, the air bag control unit may not remain functional after the initial impact, possibly preventing additional air bags from deploying in response to a secondary impact.

    Consequence

    If additional air bags do not deploy as intended, the occupants are at an increased risk of injury.

    What Owners Should Do

    DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install a reinforcement plate and protective bracket around the air bag control unit, free of charge. The recall began on May 26, 2017. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

  • Recall Number
    17V786000
    Recall Date
    12/08/2017
    Component
    EQUIPMENT
    Summary

    Midwest Automotive Designs, LLC (Midwest) is recalling certain Custom Vans and Camper Van recreational vehicles built on 2014-2017 Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis and 2016-2017 RAM Promaster chassis. These vehicles are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' fire extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf

    Consequence

    In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.

    What Owners Should Do

    Midwest will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fire extinguisher with a different brand, free of charge. The recall began on December 11, 2017. Owners may contact Kidde customer service for their replacement extinguisher at 1-855-262-3540, or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information.

  • Recall Number
    17V149000
    Recall Date
    03/07/2017
    Component
    POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
    Summary

    Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The bracket for the center support bearing of the drive shaft may not have been properly welded.

    Consequence

    If the event of a crash, the bracket may detach and the drive shaft may damage the fuel system, increasing the risk of a fire.

    What Owners Should Do

    DVUSA will notify owners and dealers will install three additional rivets to secure the bracket, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed on May 5, 2017. The recall began on July 7, 2017. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

  • Recall Number
    16V853000
    Recall Date
    11/28/2016
    Component
    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
    Summary

    Midwest Automotive Designs, LLC (Midwest) is recalling certain model year 2016 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured July 1, 2016, to September 30, 2016, equipped with certain left side seat adjusters, model number 486077 manufactured by Atwood. The affected seat adjusters may allow the seats to move in the event of a crash. As such, these adjusters fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages", and 207 "Seating Systems."

    Consequence

    If the seat moves in the event of a crash, the seat occupant would be at an increased risk of injury.

    What Owners Should Do

    Midwest will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left slide track, free of charge. The recall began on December 22, 2016. Owners may contact Midwest customer service at 1-574-522-4878.

  • Recall Number
    16V093000
    Recall Date
    02/18/2016
    Component
    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
    Summary

    Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans manufactured April 29, 2015, to December 15, 2015. The affected vehicles have a tire pressure label that incorrectly states a higher maximum load capacity than the vehicle is designed for.

    Consequence

    The vehicle may be overloaded if loaded to the incorrect weight shown on the label, possibly resulting in axle or tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What Owners Should Do

    DVUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner dealers will replace the incorrect tire pressure label, free of charge. The recall began March 2016. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.

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