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Recall 16V093000

Tire Placard Lists Improper Maximum Load Capacity

Recall Details

The tire pressure label on the vehicle body lists the incorrect load capacity of the vehicle. The listed weight the vehicle can carry is too high. This can lead to overloading the vehicle. Dealers will replace the tire pressure label free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The maximum weight the vehicle is rated to carry as listed on the tire pressure label located on the vehicle body is incorrect. The weight stated is too high, and could lead to the vehicle being inadvertently overloaded. This could cause axle or tire failure and lead to an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Sprinter must be performed by a Sprinter dealership. Sprinter began notifying owners of affected vehicles in March, 2016. 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 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.

Suspension & Steering, February 18, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 18, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,278
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V093000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans manufactured April 29, 2015, to December 15, 2015. The affected vehicles have a tire pressure label that incorrectly states a higher maximum load capacity than the vehicle is designed for.
Consequence
The vehicle may be overloaded if loaded to the incorrect weight shown on the label, possibly resulting in axle or tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
DVUSA will notify owners, and Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner dealers will replace the incorrect tire pressure label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2016. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
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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