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Recall 16V853000

Left Side Seat Not Secure In An Accident

Recall Details

Vehicles modified by Midwest Automotive Designs use seat adjuster model number 486077 manufactured by Atwood. This adjusters may allow the left seat to move in an accident. Dealers will replace the left slide track free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

For vehicles modified by Midwest Automotive Deigns using seat adjusters manufactured by Atwood, the left side seat adjusters may allow the seat to move in the event of a crash. This would increase risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Sprinter must be performed by a Sprinter dealership. Midwest Automotive Designs will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in December, 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 incomplete 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., November 28, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 28, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
28
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V853000
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
Midwest Automotive Designs, LLC (Midwest) is recalling certain model year 2016 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured July 1, 2016, to September 30, 2016, equipped with certain left side seat adjusters, model number 486077 manufactured by Atwood. The affected seat adjusters may allow the seats to move in the event of a crash. As such, these adjusters fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages", and 207 "Seating Systems."
Consequence
If the seat moves in the event of a crash, the seat occupant would be at an increased risk of injury.
Remedy
Midwest will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left slide track, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2016. Owners may contact Midwest customer service at 1-574-522-4878.
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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