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Recall 17V149000

Driveshaft Strikes Fuel System Causing Fire Hazard

Recall Details

The driveshaft center support bearing bracket may not have been welded properly and may detach, resulting in the driveshaft possibly contacting fuel system components causing a fuel leak. Dealers will install three additional rivets to secure the bracket free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

A bracket that secures the driveshaft and support bearing may not have been welded properly and could separate from the vehicle. This could allow the driveshaft to strike fuel system components, causing a fuel leak.

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.

Drive Train, March 7, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 7, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,248
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V149000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. The bracket for the center support bearing of the drive shaft may not have been properly welded.
Consequence
If the event of a crash, the bracket may detach and the drive shaft may damage the fuel system, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
DVUSA will notify owners and dealers will install three additional rivets to secure the bracket, 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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