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Dodge Sprinter 2500 Recall 08V109000

Head Impact Protection Pads Missing

Body, Interior & Misc., April 9, 2008

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

There are various areas of a vehicle that are bolstered with reinforcements to protect occupants in a collision. One area is the "C-pillar," or the area on the side of the vehicle behind the front doors. On some Sprinter vans, the C-pillar protection pads were not installed, which poses a safety risk.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall. Please contact your Dodge dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

The head impact protection pads may be missing from the C-pillar of some Sprinter vans. Missing head impact protection pads pose a safety risk to occupants in a collision. Dealers will inspect and install pads if missing. The Chrysler recall number is H09. This recall began on April 9, 2008.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2007, 2008

Manufacturer's Report Date: April 9, 2008

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V109000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 727

Summary: CHRYSLER/SPRINTER IS RECALLING 727 MY 2007-2008 DODGE AND FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER 2500 PASSENGER VANS EQUIPPED WITH 144 INCH WHEELBASE AND STANDARD ROOF HEIGHT. THESE VANS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201U, 'OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT.' SOME VANS MAY NOT HAVE HAD CERTAIN HEAD IMPACT PROTECTION PADS INSTALLED AT THE C-PILLAR.

Consequence: IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, PERSONAL INJURY TO OCCUPANTS MAY vOCCUR.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES AND, IF THE HEAD IMPACT PROTECTION PADS ARE MISSING, THE APPROPRIATE PADS WILL BE INSTALLED. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 9, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SPRINTER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Notes: CHRYSLER/SPRINTER RECALL NO. H09. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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