MERCEDES BENZ SPRINTER 3500 2016: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT

Make : MERCEDES BENZ Model : SPRINTER 3500 Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2016-08-02 - 2016-11-14
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V149000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2017-03-07 Date Added to Database: 2017-03-08
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Vans USA, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 892
Summary:
      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.
Consequence:
      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.
Remedy:
      DVUSA will notify owners and dealers will install three additional rivets to secure the bracket, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed on May 5, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. 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.