FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER 2500 2003: STEERING:COLUMN

Make : FREIGHTLINER Model : SPRINTER 2500 Year : 2003
Build Dates : 2007-11-01 - 2007-11-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V339000
Date Owner's Notified: 2009-02-16 Date Received by ODI: 2008-07-24 Date Added to Database: 2008-07-24
Manufacturers Involved: DAIMLERCHRYSLER MANUFACTURING INTL
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: H25
Component: STEERING:COLUMN
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 10
Summary:
      SPRINTER IS RECALLING 10 MY 2001-2006 DODGE AND FREIGHTLINER 2500 AND 3500 VEHICLES. THE WELDING SEAM BETWEEN THE BRACKET AND STEERING COLUMN OF AFFECTED SPARE PARTS DOES NOT MEET DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS. THE RESULT OF AN OUT OF SPECIFICATION WELDING SEAM IS THAT THE STEERING COLUMN MAY DETACH FROM ITS INTERIOR VEHICLE MOUNTING BRACKET.
Consequence:
      THE OPERATOR MAY LOSE STEERING ABILITY OF THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMNS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 16, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SPRINTER AT 843-695-5057.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CHRYSLER'S RECALL NO. H25.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.