2013 Mercedes-Benz SPRINTER 3500 Air Bags Recall

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SPRINTER 3500 Air Bags Recall

 NHTSA Recall #125182
NHTSA Compaign #17V093000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerDaimler Vans USA, LLC
 ModelSPRINTER 3500
 Model Year2013
 ComponentAIR BAGS
 Date of notification26/05/17
 Begin date of manufacuring01/04/13
 End date of manufacturing08/11/16
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received10/02/17
 Report created15/02/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units15338
 Defect summaryDaimler vans usa, llc (dvusa) is recalling certain 2013-2016 mercedes-benz sprinter 2500 and 3500 and freightliner sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans. These vehicles were manufactured without a reinforcement plate and protective bracket on the air bag control unit. As a result, the air bag control unit may not remain functional after the initial impact, possibly preventing additional air bags from deploying in response to a secondary impact.
 Consequence summaryIf additional air bags do not deploy as intended, the occupants are at an increased risk of injury.
 Corrective actionDvusa will notify owners, and dealers will install a reinforcement plate and protective bracket around the air bag control unit, free of charge. The recall began on may 26, 2017. 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).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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