DODGE SPRINTER 3500 2003: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

Make : DODGE Model : SPRINTER 3500 Year : 2003
Build Dates : 2003-06-30 - 2006-08-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V833000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-07-27 Date Received by ODI: 2016-11-17 Date Added to Database: 2016-11-17
Manufacturers Involved: DAIMLERCHRYSLER MANUFACTURING INTL
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 17501
Summary:
      Daimler Vans USA, LLC "DVUSA" is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans manufactured June 30, 2003, to August 31, 2006. The instrument cluster on the affected vehicles fails to illuminate the BRAKE warning lamp in the instrument cluster during the vehicle start up bulb-function check. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard "FMVSS" number 105, "Hydraulic and Electric Brake Systems."
Consequence:
      Without the BRAKE lamp illuminating during the vehicle start up bulb-function check, the driver has no confirmation that the lamp is working and therefore may not know whether or not the lamp will illuminate if the brake fluid level is low. If the operator is unaware that the vehicle has low brake fluid, there would be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      DVUSA will notify owners, and DVUSA and Dodge dealers will correct the instrument cluster software, as necessary, free of charge. An interim notification was sent to owners on January 6, 2017. A second notice will be mailed to owners once the remedy becomes available. The recall began on July 27, 2017. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-770-705-2070.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 105
Notes:
      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.