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Recall 11V324000

Bench Seat Child Restraint May Fail

Recall Details

Vehicles with a bench seat may have a child restraint latch bracket that was improperly welded. The bracket may not perform as required in the event of a crash. Dealers will inspect the bench seat in the affected vehicles and replace the seat as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

 

Our Quick Take

Vehicles with a bench seat may have a faulty child restraint latch bracket. In the event of a crash, the bracket could fail, increasing the risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Sprinter must be performed by a Sprinter dealership. Sprinter notified owners of affected vehicles in September, 2011. If you did 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 uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Body, Interior & Misc., June 13, 2011

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 13, 2011
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
47
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
11V324000
Component
SEATS
Summary
SPRINTER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SPRINTER 2500 VEHICLES SOLD BOTH UNDER THE MERCEDES-BENZ AND FREIGHTLINER BRAND NAMES. CERTAIN SEAT BENCHES HAVE BEEN MOUNTED WITH A LATCH BRACKET FOR CHILD RESTRAINTS THAT WAS NOT WELDED PROPERLY.
Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT BENCHES IN THESE VEHICLES MAY NOT PERFORM AS REQUIRED SUCH THAT A CHILD RESTRAINT MAY NOT STAY PROPERLY SECURED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SEAT BENCH AND REPLACE THE BENCH AS NEEDED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SPRINTER AT 1-877-762-8267.
Notify
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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