Vehicles equipped with a second row bench seat may have been assembled incorrectly, causing the seat belt not to function properly in the event of a crash, which increases the risk of injury. Dealers will inspect and replace the second row seat belts to correct this issue. This recall is expected to begin during May, 2011.
Dodge Sprinter 2500 Recalls
Mercedes Benz is recalling certain 2007 and 2010 Sprinter 2500/3500 vehicles because the incorrect interior trim covering on the a-pillars may have been installed. In the event of a crash, the vehicle may not provide the protection required if an occupant strikes the a-pillar. Dealers will insect the trim cover and replace it if necessary.
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.
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.
The crankshaft sensor may fail on certain diesel engines, causing the engine to stall and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the suspect crankshaft sensors. This recall is expected to begin on March 3, 2008.
During extremely hot and humid conditions, on trucks equipped with rear air conditioning, the lens for the rear light may distort from the combined heat from the bulb and weather conditions. This could lead to a short circuit of the rear lamp, increasing the risk of fire. Dealers will replace the rear interior lamps with an improved design. The recall began December 17, 2007.
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.
21 vehicles may have side window air bags where the module diffuser material contains hairline cracks. These air bags may not deploy as designed, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Dealers will replace the affected air bag modules. This recall began on July 16, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G20.