FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER 1500 2019: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : SPRINTER 1500 Year : 2019
Build Dates : 2018-12-10 - 2019-01-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V716000
Date Owner's Notified: 2020-02-10 Date Received by ODI: 2019-10-08 Date Added to Database: 2019-10-09
Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Vans USA, LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: VS3KEIL
Component: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 153
Summary:
      Daimler Vans USA, LLC "DVUSA" is recalling certain 2019 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the abutting wedge, a component attached to the door jamb to make opening the door easier after a severe frontal impact, may have been installed incorrectly.
Consequence:
      If a vehicle that has an incorrectly installed abutting wedge is involved in a severe frontal accident, a greater force may be necessary to open the doors, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
      DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the installation of the abutting wedge on the driver and front passenger side, correcting it, as necessary, free of charge. DVUSA issued owners an interim notification on November 22, 2019. The recall began February 10, 2020. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA's number for this recall is VS3KEIL.
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.