Fuel Leaks From Loose Clamps – 2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

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September 29, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V595000

Fuel Leaks From Loose Clamps

A fuel leak can increase the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V595

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 4,010

 

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling 2019-2020 Mercedes Benz and Freightliner Sprinters. The fuel line clamps may loosen and result in a fuel leak.

 

Remedy

DVUSA will notify owners, and dealers will check the fuel hose clamp connections and tighten or replace the components as needed, free of charge. DVUSA issued owners an interim notification on November 9, 2020. The recall began January 19, 2021. Owners may contact DVUSA customer service at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA’s number for this recall is VS3SCHELLE.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

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TO:  Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Dealer Principals, General Managers, Sales Managers, Service Managers, Parts Managers FROM: Anthony Washington, Department Manager, Regulations and Certifications
RE:  Initial Recall Campaign Notification
Model 907 (Sprinter)
Model Years 2019-2020
Inspect Fuel Hose and Clamps
DATE:  January, 2021

 

IMPORTANT RECALL CAMPAIGN INFORMATION

 

Please see the attached documents related to the campaign listed above

 

 

Campaign Campaign Code Inspect Fuel Hose and Clamps
2020120005 VS3SCHELLE
This is to notify you of the upcoming Recall Campaign concerning the inspection of fuel hose clamp on approximately 4,010 MY19-20 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter vans.  The recall campaign will be visible on the www.safercar.gov website and may generate questions from customers.  All affected VINs will be flagged as “OPEN” in VMI.
Background
Issue Mercedes-Benz AG (“MBAG”), the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner vans, has determined that on certain Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter vehicles from platform 907 (VS30) with the M274 gasoline engine, the clamps ensuring the connection of the fuel hose to the nozzles of the rigid fuel line and the Schrader valve may not have been properly installed. If the connections are loose or loosen over time, fuel could potentially leak. In a worst case scenario, the fuel hose could completely detach at its connections. In the event of fuel leaking from the loose connection(s), fuel may leak onto the cold side of the engine and either evaporate or leak onto the road surface.
What We’re Doing An authorized Mercedes-Benz or Freightliner Sprinter dealer will check the fuel hose and its clamp connections and tighten or replace the components as needed.
Parts Parts are Available
Vehicles Affected
Vehicle Model Year(s) Model Year 2019-2020
Vehicle Model Sprinter, VS30 / Platform 907
Vehicle Populations
Total Recall 4,010
Dealer Inventory 65
Given this notice, it is a violation of Federal Law for a dealer to sell or lease any new Sprinter vehicles in dealer inventory covered by this notification until the vehicle has been repaired.

Loaner and demonstrator vehicles may continue to be driven, but must not be retailed until repaired. Additionally, given this notice, it is a violation of Federal Law for rental companies to rent new Sprinter vehicles covered by this notification until the vehicle has been repaired.

Next Steps/Notes
Customer Notification Timeline An owner notification letter will be mailed in Mid-January
AOMS/SOMS AOMs – This recall may generate questions from your dealers. Please forward this notice to your dealers ASAP.
Rental Fleet Partners This recall may affect vehicles in your fleet. Please contact your respective MBUSA/DVUSA fleet representative for further information and next steps. For repairs, please contact your preferred MBUSA/DVUSA dealer.
While we regret any inconvenience this may cause, we are determined to maintain a high level of vehicle quality and customer satisfaction.

 



16 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER 1500 2019-2020
FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER 2500 2019-2020
FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER 3500 2019-2020
FREIGHTLINER SPRINTER 4500 2019-2020
MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 1500 2019-2020
MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 2500 2019-2020
MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 3500 2019-2020
MERCEDES-BENZ SPRINTER 4500 2019-2020

 


9 Associated Documents

Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-20V595-6240.pdf 699.726KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2021-2

RCLQRT-20V595-3528.PDF 211.236KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-20V595-9727.PDF 215.652KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-20V595-1924.pdf 244.631KB

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Recall 573 Report- Amendment 1

RCLRPT-20V595-6610.PDF 215.653KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2021-1

RCLQRT-20V595-4170.PDF 211.14KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-20V595-9309.pdf 103.121KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-20V595-4294.pdf 194.644KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2021-3

RCLQRT-20V595-8652.PDF 211.321KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=20V595&docType=RCL

 


 

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