MERCEDES BENZ SPRINTER 3500 2017: EQUIPMENT
|Make : MERCEDES BENZ||Model : SPRINTER 3500||Year : 2017|
|Build Dates : 2014-03-01 - 2017-10-31|
|NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V786000|
|Date Owner's Notified: 2017-12-11||Date Received by ODI: 2017-12-08||Date Added to Database: 2017-12-11|
|Manufacturers Involved: Daimler Vans USA, LLC|
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|Potential Number Of Units Affected : 550|
Midwest Automotive Designs, LLC "Midwest" is recalling certain Custom Vans and Camper Van recreational vehicles built on 2014-2017 Mercedes Benz Sprinter chassis and 2016-2017 RAM Promaster chassis. These vehicles are equipped with Kidde Plastic-Handle or Push Button 'Pindicator' fire extinguishers that may become clogged, preventing the extinguisher from discharging as expected or excessive force may be needed to activate the extinguisher. Additionally, in certain models, the nozzle may detach from the valve assembly with enough force that it could cause injury and also render the product inoperable. For a full list of the affected fire extinguisher models visit: https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RMISC-17E062-5427.pdf
In the event of a fire, if the fire extinguisher does not function properly, it can increase the risk of injury.
Midwest will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fire extinguisher with a different brand, free of charge. The recall began on December 11, 2017. Owners may contact Kidde customer service for their replacement extinguisher at 1-855-262-3540, or online at www.kidde.com and click on "Product Safety Recall" for more information.
|Report Initiator: MFR||V Report|
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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.