2013 Mercedes-Benz SPRINTER 2500 Air Bags Frontal Passenger Side Inflator Modu Recall

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SPRINTER 2500 Air Bags Frontal Passenger Side Inflator Modu Recall

 NHTSA Recall #136891
NHTSA Compaign #18V032000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerDaimler Vans USA, LLC
 ModelSPRINTER 2500
 Model Year2013
 Date of notification28/12/18
 Begin date of manufacuring28/08/12
 End date of manufacturing09/07/13
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received09/01/18
 Report created12/01/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units17413
 Defect summaryDaimler vans usa, llc (dvusa) is recalling certain 2013 freightliner sprinter 2500 and 3500 and mercedes-benz sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
 Consequence summaryAn inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
 Corrective actionDvusa will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag module, free of charge. Daimler issued an interim notification to owners on march 13, 2018. The recall began december 28, 2018. Owners may contact dvusa customer service at 1-877-762-8267.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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