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Dodge Sprinter 2500 Recall 08V347000

Rear Suspension Springs May Fail

Suspension & Steering, November 3, 2008

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

On some vehicles, the rear suspension springs were produced using the wrong material. The springs may fail prematurely, increasing the risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the rear axle springs may fail. Please contact your Sprinter 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:

On some vehicles, the rear axle springs were produced using the wrong material. The springs may be too thick and could fail prematurely, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the rear springs free of charge. The recall began November 3, 2008. The Sprinter recall number is H26.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2008

Manufacturer's Report Date: November 3, 2008

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V347000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 277

Summary: SPRINTER IS RECALLING 277 MY 2008 DODGE OR FREIGHTLINER 2500 TRUCKS. THE REAR AXLE SPRING LEAVES WERE PRODUCED WITH AN INCORRECT RAW MATERIAL. THEREFORE THE LEAVES ARE THICKER THAN THE SERIAL COMPONENTS.

Consequence: THE REAR AXLE SPRINGS MAY FAIL EARLIER THAN DESIGNED INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE REAR AXLE SPRINGS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 3, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SPRINTER AT 1-843-695-5000.

Notes: SPRINTER RECALL NO. H26. 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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