2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Freightliner Sprinter: Recall Alert

2017 MB Sprinter 2500

By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 150 model-year 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 and 3500, and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 work vans

The Problem: Missing spot welds on the front side wall, connecting the door portal to the hinge reinforcements in the A-pillar area, could affect vehicle strength in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and add any missing spot welds for free.

What Owners Should Do: Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner manufacturer Daimler Vans will begin notifying owners June 29. Owners can call the automaker at 877-762-8267, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit NHTSA's website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500; Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500

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Comments

That's an interesting one. Sounds like a machine was out of action or malfunctioning for a length of time at the factory.

Adding a spot weld? That sounds like an interesting task. Remove paint, somehow gain contact between both sides of the now fully assembled area (or get into some disassembly), weld, prep, repaint...

Luckily it was only 150 and nobodys been hurt.

Clint

you're right! I was going to say the same thing but you beat me to it
if I was the owner I would demand a buy back

I demand Ecoboost Rules goes to the black market and buys a 15 year old brain instead that 10 year olds childs one he has been using.

I demand Ecoboost Rules goes to the black market and buys a 15 year old brain instead that 10 year olds childs one he has been using.
Posted by: johnny doe

How ironic you are, have you read your own posts. Sir or Madam you are looking in the mirror.



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