Safety Ratings

Overall Rating
Not Rated
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Not Rated
Overall Side Crash Rating
Not Rated
Overall Side Barrier Rating
Not Rated
US NHTSA Rollover Resistance Rating

Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 11V324000
Mfg's Report Date: JUN 13, 2011
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 47


Summary:
SPRINTER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SPRINTER 2500 VEHICLES SOLD BOTH UNDER THE MERCEDES-BENZ AND FREIGHTLINER BRAND NAMES. CERTAIN SEAT BENCHES HAVE BEEN MOUNTED WITH A LATCH BRACKET FOR CHILD RESTRAINTS THAT WAS NOT WELDED PROPERLY.

Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT BENCHES IN THESE VEHICLES MAY NOT PERFORM AS REQUIRED SUCH THAT A CHILD RESTRAINT MAY NOT STAY PROPERLY SECURED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SEAT BENCH AND REPLACE THE BENCH AS NEEDED, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SPRINTER AT 1-877-762-8267.

Notes:
OWNERS 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 .

Disclaimer

The safety ratings and information is provided directly from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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