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.
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.
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.
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.
MANUFACTURER RECALL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PDF: RCAK-17V149-3179
SAFETY DEFECT PART 573 NON-COMPLIANCE NOTICE: RCLRPT-17V149-7990
Report Receipt Date: MAR 07, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V149000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,248
Vehicle Make Model Year(s)
- FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER 2500 2016
- FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER 3500 2016
- MERCEDES BENZ SPRINTER 2500 2016
- MERCEDES BENZ SPRINTER 3500 2016