Daimler Vans Recalls Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans Due to Fire Risk

In a crash, a loose drive shaft support bracket may detach and cause the drive shaft to damage the fuel system, increasing the risk of a fire

Daimler Vans Recalls Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter Vans Due to Fire Risk
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March 16, 2017

Daimler Vans USA is recalling certain model year 2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles.

The bracket for the center support bearing of the drive shaft may not have been properly welded. In the event of a crash, the bracket may detach and the drive shaft may damage the fuel system, increasing the risk of a vehicle fire.

Approximately 1,248 Sprinter vans are affected by this recall.

Daimler Vans will notify owners of the recalled vehicles and dealers will install three additional rivets to secure the bracket, free of charge.

The manufacturer has not yet provided a specific owner notification schedule for this recall. Vehicle owners with further questions can contact Daimler Vans customer service at (877) 762-8267.