Incorrect Tire Load Weight Capacity – 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris

July 7, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V482000

Incorrect Tire Load Weight Capacity/FMVSS 110

An overloaded vehicle may cause tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V482

Manufacturer Daimler Vans USA, LLC

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 24,403

 

Summary

Daimler Vans USA, LLC (DVUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris vans. The value for the maximum combined load weight capacity of the tires is incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, “Tire and Loading Information.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will install corrected labels on the B-pillar and fuel filler door. Dealers will also inspect and replace incorrect tires, as necessary. All repairs will be performed free of charge. Interim notification letters, notifying owners of the safety risk, were mailed on September 1, 2022. A second notice will be sent once remedy parts become available. Owners may contact DVUSA at 1-877-762-8267. DVUSA’s number for this recall is VS2LASTRE.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 

Check if your Mercedes-Benz has a Recall

 


2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris
2018 Mercedes-Benz Metris

 


This is to notify you of an initial Recall Campaign to replace tire loading information label and inspect the tires on approximately 24,229  MY 2016-2019 Mercedes-Benz Metris 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 “PENDING” in VMI and cannot be sold.

 

Issue

Mercedes-Benz AG (“MBAG”), the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz vans, has determined that on certain Mercedes-Benz Metris vehicles (Platform 447) the sum of the maximum load ratings of the tires may exceed the permissible maximum axle load rating pursuant to FMVSS 110, S4.2.2.2. Overloading over time could cause excessive tire wear and in a worst case scenario, could lead to tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

What We’re Doing

MBUSA is conducting a voluntary recall. An authorized Mercedes-Benz Metris dealer will replace the tire information label on the B-pillar and fuel filler door. Dealers will also check the tires on the vehicle to verify that they are the correctly specified tires. If the tires on the vehicle are of a lower rating than what is specified in the Operator’s Manual, the tires will be replaced with new tires having the specified load rating. This repair will be done free of charge.

 

Parts

The current remedy is not available at this time. An additional notification will be sent once the remedy is available.

 

Customer Notification Timeline

An owner notification letter has been mailed September 1st, 2022.

 


Chronology :

The design of the VS20 NAFTA tires was carried out jointly with tire supplier Continental according to European Tire and Rim Technical Organization (“ETRTO”) specifications. Due to an oversight, a 1.10 reduction on each tire’s maximum load rating was not applied before the maximum load rating was set for vans distributed in the United States.

 


3 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
MERCEDES-BENZ METRIS 2016-2018

 


6 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V482-6311.PDF 214.501KB

RCLRPT-22V482-6311

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V482-4949.pdf 645.611KB

RCAK-22V482-4949

 


Recall 573 Report – August 9, 2022

RCLRPT-22V482-7585.PDF 214.655KB

RCLRPT-22V482-7585

 


Recall 573 Report – August 9, 2022

RCLRPT-22V482-6157.PDF 214.655KB

RCLRPT-22V482-6157

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V482-3770.pdf 489.936KB

RCMN-22V482-3770

 


ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-22V482-5624.pdf 137.089KB

RIONL-22V482-5624

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V482&docType=RCL

 


 

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