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Recall 15V261000

Engine Oil Leaks

Recall Details

Engine oil may leak from the timing chain tensioner gasket area of the engine. This can cause a fire hazard. Dealers will replace the chain tensioner gasket free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Engine oil may leak from the timing chain tensioner gasket area. This can cause risk of a fire, as well as leave hazardous oil on the road.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Sprinter must be performed by a Sprinter dealership. Sprinter notified owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2015. 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.

Engine, May 5, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 5, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,335
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V261000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC - DBA Sprinter (Mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2015 Sprinter 2500 and Sprinter 3500 vehicles manufactured February 28, 2014, to January 22, 2015. In the affected vehicles, oil may leak from around the chain tensioner gasket area.
Consequence
Leaking oil may drip onto a hot engine surface, increasing the risk of a fire. Additionally, the leaking oil may be a road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will replace the chain tensioner gasket, free of charge. The recall began May 18, 2015. Owners may contact Mercedes customer service at 1-877-762-8267. Note: This recall is an expansion of 14V-764.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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