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Recall 17V592000

A Loose Driveshaft May Strike The Fuel Tank

Recall Details

The affected vehicles were manufactured with a driveshaft catch strap, which prevents impact of the driveshaft to the fuel tank in the event the driveshaft comes loose. Dealers will install a catch strap free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driveshaft that drives the rear wheels of the vehicle could strike the fuel tank if it should become loose for some reason. To prevent this, a catch strap is present to protect the impact from occurring. The catch strap on affected vehicles is missing, which makes it possible that the driveshaft could strike the fuel tank if it comes loose. This would increase the risk of a 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.

Drive Train, September 22, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 22, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
109
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V592000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500/3500 vehicles. The affected vehicles were manufactured without a driveshaft catch strap, allowing a loose driveshaft to strike the fuel tank.
Consequence
A loose driveshaft may strike and puncture the gas tank, resulting in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install the missing catch strap for the driveshaft, 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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