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Recall 10V655000

Mercedes Benz Recalls 2007 and 2010 Sprinter Vehicles Due to Incorrect Trim

Recall Details

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., December 22, 2010

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 22, 2010
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
5
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
10V655000
Component
STRUCTURE

Summary
MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007 AND 2010 2500 AND 3500 SPRINTER VEHICLES. THE CORRECT INTERIOR TRIM COVERING THE A-PILLARS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED. IF INCORRECT TRIM WAS INSTALLED ON A VEHICLE, THE VEHICLE WOULD FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT."
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE VEHICLES MAY NOT PROVIDE THE PROTECTION REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD IF AN OCCUPANT STRIKES THE A-PILLAR TRIM.
Remedy
MERCEDES-BENZ WILL CHECK TO SEE IF THE CORRECT TRIM COVER WAS INSTALLED AND, IF NOT, REPLACE THAT TRIM COVER WITH THE CORRECT ONE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 843-695-5000.
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OWNERS 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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