Dodge Sprinter 3500 Recall 07V325000
Potential Fuel Leak From Fuel Tank
Engine, October 8, 2007
RepairPal Expert Overview
Our Quick Take:
A leak may develop from the fuel tank, increasing the risk of a fire.
What Should You Do?
This is a high priority recall; the fuel tank could develop a leak without warning. 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.
The bolts that secure the fuel tank straps may not have been tightened correctly. The fuel tank could loosen and develop a leak, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the bolts and secure them to the correct torque. This recall is scheduled to begin on October 8, 2007.
Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s): 2007
Manufacturer's Report Date: October 8, 2007
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V325000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 461
Summary: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, THE SCREW BOLTS OF THE FUEL TANK FASTENING STRAPS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED CORRECTLY. AFTER NORMAL PRODUCTION PROCESS, THE VEHICLES ARE DISASSEMBED FOR SHIPMENT TO THE US AND THE BOLTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN CORRECTLY TIGHTENED WHEN RE-ASSEMBLED.
Consequence: THE FUEL TANK CAN LOOSEN AND LEAK FUEL. FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SCREW BOLTS OF THE TANK FASTENING STRAPS AND THE BOLTS WILL BE TIGHTENED WITH THE CORRECT TORQUE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 8, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER INTERNATIONAL AT 843-695-5041.
Notes: 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.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration