MERCEDES BENZ SPRINTER 3500 2016: AIR BAGS

Make : MERCEDES BENZ Model : SPRINTER 3500 Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2013-04-01 - 2016-11-08
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V093000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2017-02-10 Date Added to Database: 2017-02-15
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Vans USA, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: AIR BAGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 15338
Summary:
      Daimler Vans USA, LLC "DVUSA" is recalling certain 2013-2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500 and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans. These vehicles were manufactured without a reinforcement plate and protective bracket on the air bag control unit. As a result, the air bag control unit may not remain functional after the initial impact, possibly preventing additional air bags from deploying in response to a secondary impact.
Consequence:
      If additional air bags do not deploy as intended, the occupants are at an increased risk of injury.
Remedy:
      DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install a reinforcement plate and protective bracket around the air bag control unit, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.