Mercedes Recalling Sprinter Cargo Vans for Oil Leak, Fire Hazard

Mercedes Recalling Sprinter Cargo Vans for Oil Leak, Fire Hazard
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June 3, 2015

Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 1,300 Sprinter cargo vans for a defect that may cause an oil leak.

In the affected model year 2015 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans, oil may leak from around the chain tensioner gasket area. Leaking oil may drip onto a hot engine surface, increasing the risk of a fire.

Additionally, the leaking oil may be a road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mercedes will notify affected owners, and dealers will replace the chain tensioner gasket, free of charge.

For more information, owners can contact Mercedes customer service at 1-877-762-8267.