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The air bag control unit that operates and deploys the air bags in an accident may become inoperative during an accident. This could prevent some or all of the air bags from deploying as needed in an accident, increasing risk of occupant injury.
Recall repairs on your Sprinter must be performed by a Sprinter dealership. Daimler Vehicles USA will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing.) If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Sprinter dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.
The air bag control unit was not secured with a reinforcement plate and protective bracket when installed in the vehicle. This would result in the control unit possibly becoming non-functional in the event of an accident, preventing proper air bag deployment. Dealers will install a reinforcement plate and protective bracket around the air bag control unit free of charge to resolve the concern.