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Recall 08V352000

Rear Driveshaft May Have Cracks

Recall Details

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.

Our Quick Take

On seventy-nine vehicles, a shaft for the rear axle may contain cracks. If the shaft breaks, there is an increased risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the left rear driveshaft may have cracks. 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.

Drive Train, October 6, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 6, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
79
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V352000
Component
POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Summary
SPRINTER IS RECALLING 79 MY 2008 DODGE AND FREIGHTLINER 3500 TRUCKS. SOME OF THE LEFT DRIVE SHAFTS ON THE REAR AXLE WHICH WERE LABELED WITH THE CHARGE INDICATOR "S," MAY CONTAIN CRACKS AT THE RADIUS BETWEEN THE SHAFT AND THE FLANGE.
Consequence
THESE CRACKS MAY CAUSE A BREAKAGE OF THE DRIVE SHAFT INCREASING THE RISK OF CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL CHECK THE LEFT REAR DRIVE SHAFT FOR CHARGE INDICATOR "S" AND REPLACE IT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 6, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SPRINTER AT 1-843-695-5000.
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SPRINTER RECALL NO. H27. 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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