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Recall 17V092000

Fuel Tank Not Protected From Leakage In A Collision

Recall Details

A protective plate at the front of the fuel tank and a foam ring at the filler neck may have been omitted at the time of vehicle assembly. This could result in a fire during a vehicle collision. Dealers will replace the fuel tank free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The fuel tank may not be properly protected in the case of an accident.  A protective plate at the front of the tank and a foam ring on the filler neck were omitted in manufacturing. This could result in a fuel leak and fire.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Sprinter must be performed by a Sprinter dealership. Daimler Vehicles USA will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing.) 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.

Exhaust & Emissions, February 10, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 10, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V092000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Summary
Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. These vehicles were manufactured without a protective plate on the front of the gas tank and a foam ring at the filler neck. As such, these vehicles may not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 301, "Fuel System Integrity."
Consequence
Without the protective plate and the foam ring installed, impacts may damage the tank resulting in a fuel leak that can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy
DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. 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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