Dodge Sprinter 3500 Recalls

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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.

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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.

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On seventy-nine vehicles, the left rear driveshaft with the charge code "S" may contain cracks at the radius between the flange and the shaft. If the shaft breaks, there is an increased risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect for the charge indicator "S" and replace it free of charge. The recall began October 6, 2008. The Sprinter recall number is H27.

Summary:
SPRINTER IS RECALLING 27 MY 2001-2006 DODGE AND FREIGHTLINER 2500 AND 3500 VEHICLES. THE WELDING SEAM BETWEEN THE BRACKET AND STEERING COLUMN OF AFFECTED SPARE PARTS DOES NOT MEET DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS. THE RESULT OF AN OUT OF SPECIFICATION WELDING SEAM IS THAT THE STEERING COLUMN MAY DETACH FROM ITS INTERIOR VEHICLE MOUNTING BRACKET.
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The brake system may have the improper master cylinder and fluid reservoir installed. With the wrong components, the brakes will not operate as designed and could pose a safety hazard. Dealers will replace the master cylinder and brake fluid reservoir. This recall began on March 7, 2008.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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