SPRINTER 2500 2003: TIRES:VALVE

Make : SPRINTER Model : 2500 Year : 2003
Build Dates : 2001-04-01 - 2004-12-16
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V600000
Date Owner's Notified: 2005-04-04 Date Received by ODI: 2004-12-23 Date Added to Database: 2004-12-23
Manufacturers Involved: DAIMLERCHRYSLER MANUFACTURING INTL
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: D53
Component: TIRES:VALVE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 23000
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN TRUCKS DISTRIBUTED BY DODGE OR FREIGHTLINER AND EQUIPPED WITH A TIRE VALVE, TR600, ON 16" TIRES, THE VALVE CAN DEVELOP CRACKS WITHIN THE RUBBER PART OR BETWEEN THE METAL PART AND THE RUBBER PART OF THE VALVE STEM.
Consequence:
      SUCH CRACKING MAY LEAD TO A LOSS OF AIR PRESSURE AT THE VALVE STEM, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TIRE VALVES ON ALL SPRINTER VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 4, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236'.